Church and community working together for peace


our team

Bishop Emeritus Dr. Ambrose Moyo

Executive Director

Bishop Ambrose Moyo is the founder and Executive Director of the Ecumenical Church Leaders Forum. In 1978 he graduated with an MTh, MA and PhD in the Study of Religion from the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1978. Prior to that he had served as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rhodesia for three years after which he got a scholarship to Harvard.



Rev. Sikhalo Cele

Programs and Training Manager

Reverend Sikhalo Cele is the Programmes and Training Manager of the Ecumenical Church Leaders Forum and is an ordained minister of the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies with the University of Zimbabwe among other qualifications which include Theology and Democracy, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution.


Dr. K. Mtata

Assistant to the Executive Director

Rev. Dr. Kupakwashe Mtata is Assistant to the Executive Director of the Ecumenical Church Leaders Forum. He is a former fellow of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, at which he worked in the project “Future Africa”, and an alumnus of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth, Germany, where he graduated in 2017 with a Dr. Phil. in Religionswissenschaft. He has conducted research in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania. 


ECLF conducts capacity building workshops in order to train communities on various peacebuilding approaches. These range from basic knowledge of conflict prevention, management and resolution up to mediation, dialogue and transformation skills. The workshops further deal with healing of past hurts and trauma as well as with reconciliation. Workshops now also cover profit making as well as non-profit making community cohesion projects. The following workshops are conducted by ECLF:

Mediation skills workshops for conflict prevention, management, resolution and transformation (CPMRT) in all provinces:

Basic mediation skills workshops in CPMRT for heads of churches 

Peace-building workshops targeting communities severely affected by political conflicts in the past years 

Training of Trainers (ToT) courses in mediation skills 

 Mediation skills in CPMRT workshops specially designed for women leaders and for youth leaders 

Workshops in prevention, management and resolution involving church leaders together with chiefs and kraal heads as well as victims of violence.