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Christian lawyers in Togo recently established their fellowship and have secured legal status. The Association of Togolese Christian Lawyers (“L’Association des Juristes Chrétiens du Togo”) was established in December 2007, and received legal recognition by the Togolese authorities on 26 August 2009. Christian lawyers from Togo have participated in several regional and global convocations since 1998.
The AI Liaison visited Togo in early 2007 and established contact with a dynamic young Christian law student who took the vision, organised the fellowship and obtained legal recognition. The young law student, Komi Devotsu, is now a lawyer and presently the president of the fellowship.
Komi coordinates the meeting of Christian lawyers and judges in Lomé, the capital of Togo. The fellowship currently has around 50 members. For the moment their activities consist mainly of prayer meetings with the Christian lawyers. The following activities are planned, but have not started: visiting prisons, legal awareness campaigns in churches and creating a student chapter on the university campus.
The political situation in the country is not particularly stable. On 28 February 2010, the country will hold its Presidential elections. In the past, these elections have led to much conflict in the country. Please pray for peaceful and transparent elections. The economic situation in the country is also not good, with lots of young graduates from the university seeking employment. However, on a positive note, religious freedom is respected in the country and Christians do not have any problems on this level.
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Komi Luc DEVOTSU (firstname.lastname@example.org)