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African Independent Churches Association
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[German Version]

(AICA). The tendency of the African indigenous churches (cf. African Independent Churches) in South Africa towards divisions is countered by efforts to cooperate. AICA is connected to these initiatives, which go back to 1915. AICA was founded in 1965 as a voluntary association of over 400 churches which, while retaining their individual autonomy, cooperated at the same time to ensure an adequate theological training for the church leaders. The membership was drawn from the poorer, black part of…

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Pretorius, Hennie L., “African Independent Churches Association”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 June 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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