Pastors should not join active politics – Sumaili

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Government has called for vigorous mentorship of young religious leaders before carrying out their church duties to prevent unscrupulous pastors from the pulpit.

Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Reverend Godfridah Sumaili was speaking Saturday when she met clergymen in Choma.

Reverend Sumaili says churches must have a minimum standard of self-regulation to help in promoting national values and principles.

She notes that Pastors have been making unpleasant headlines in the country because of lacking guidance from long – serving pastors.

Sumaili has further called on Pastors’ fellowship to ensure all clergymen belong to them as a way of regulating their operations.

She has further extended her call on churches to guide the nation in a Christian manner by giving counsel to citizens especially politicians whose voices are capable of destroying national values and unity.

The Religious Minister has discouraged church leaders from joining active politics saying Pastors should use their privilege to manage politicians by preaching peace, love and unity in the country.

And Apostolic Faith Church in Zambia Choma Assembly Pastor, Peter Sichula has appealed to government to promote Zambia’s Christianity by holding prayers at cabinet level as an example to citizens.

Pastor Sichula implored the minister to set a specific day for senior government officials to be meeting for prayers.

This was before the gathering burst into laughter when he attempted to mention names of some officials he believes do not promote the Christian nation declaration by the way they conduct themselves.

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2 Responses to Pastors should not join active politics – Sumaili

  1. Does it not sound like hypocrisy for the minister of RA to bar people, what ever their religious dispensation, from participating in politics. The irony of her stance is that they are both, politicians and pastors are cut from the same cloth. The only time they are not lying is when their lips are not moving.

    Jokiwe
    September 8, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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  2. Christian have been told to dominate the world , and in your own thinking you are say otherwise. God help the Nation of Zambia.

    Pindukeni
    September 9, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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