The Lutheran Communion in Southern Africa (LUCSA) one of three sub-regional expressions of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Africa. The other two are the Lutheran Communion in Central and Eastern Africa (LUCCEA) and the Lutheran Communion in Western Africa (LUCWA).
LUCSA is comprised of 16 autonomous and independently constituted churches in the following ten countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. LUCSA's member churches represent approximately 2 million Lutherans within the sub-region as well as the Moravian Church of South Africa.
LUCSA works as an instrument of coordination and support for our member churches. Our six programs (Diakonia, HIV & AIDS, Malaria, Christian Education, Gender Rights, and Youth Ministry) are aimed at building and sustaining the capacity of these member churches. Through LUCSA, the member churches can act together in all matters which they have identified as being of common interest. Our task includes fostering reconciliation during times of conflict, promoting social and economic justice, and advocating for equality and the rights of all people.
We are working to promote stewardship and self reliance, encourage the sharing of resources and skills within and among the member churches as a means by which to learn and grow together in the unity of the body of Christ.