During the 1960s and 1970s, the Church played a massive role in the fight against APARTHEID in South Africa and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in the United States of America. In 1997, AOC implemented the reform and changed its name to the Anglican African Orthodox Church (AAOC). From its inception, the AAOC set out to prevent the notion that we are a black church. We made it clear that we serve all God’s people; thus, in 2002 there was a name change to Anglican Church Worldwide (ACW.) WAC Matriarch by then, Her Grace, the Most Rev ++ Dr. Christine Johnson was a strong advocate for civil rights. Within the WAC, she formed an International Congress on Faith and Justice with the intention of fighting for civil rights across the world. The WAC believes it is our duty to speak for those who have no voice, and whose lives are subjected to cruelty, racism, and discrimination.