MCSA, Moravian Church of the Brethren South Africa
The origins of the Moravian Church in South Africa go back to 1737. Especially in the 19th century, numerous rural mission stations were established, where many freed slaves found refuge. The Moravian Church in South Africa is part of the worldwide Evangelical Church of the Brethren or Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine. The church has almost 45,000 members in 90 congregations in South Africa. It understands mission work as a holistic commitment to the people and is very active in the social diaconal field. An important diaconal institution of the church is the "Elim Home", a home for children with multiple disabilities in the Western Cape. MCSA is a founding member of the South African Council of Churches (SACC).