MCSA, Moravian Church South Africa
The Moravian Church in South Africa (MCSA) traces its origins back to 1737. Especially during the 19th century, numerous rural mission stations were set up where many liberated slaves found refuge. The Moravian Church in South Africa is part of the worldwide Protestant Unity of Brethren / Moravian Church. In South Africa, the church has almost 45'000 members in 90 congregations. The MCSA understands mission work as an all-embracing commitment to people, and it is very active in charitable social welfare work. One of the MCSA's main social welfare facilities is the Elim Home for children with multiple disabilities, located in the Western Cape. The church is a founding member of the South African Council of Churches (SACC).