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Govt to set up religious ministry

  By Nation Reporter PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says he will create a new ministry responsible for religion in Zambia once the petition hurdle is passed in order to create a platform that will enhance interaction between religious bodies and the State. Speaking during the reception service for the newly-elected United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Synod […]

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Church should not be partisan-chief

THE Church should not take a partisan stance at this critical moment when the country needs to heal from the political crisis threatening national unity but should foster peace and  reconciliation, Chief Chikwanda has said. The traditional leader told the Daily Nation yesterday that it was surprising that the church had taken different positions on […]

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UPND U-turns on prayers for elections

  THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has back-pedalled on its decision to shun the national prayers for the August general elections and would now be part of the Sunday prayers slated for the 24th July, 2016, in Lusaka. The UPND has announced that its vice-president for political affairs Canisius Banda will lead a […]

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Ignore political parties shunning prayers

By Nation Reporter POLITICAL parties shunning prayers before the August elections have their own agenda against the Zambian people’s will, says Governance Forum executive director Gershom Musonda. Mr Musonda said the tension that had resulted from political violence could be addressed through prayers. He said those shunning prayers were far away from leading the people […]

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Lungu right on national prayers for elections

  GOD’s intervention during and after the general elections is a wise decision which President Edgar Lungu has taken to save this country, says Christians Against Poverty in Zambia (CAPIZ) president Evangelist Gregory Chileshe. Evangelist Chileshe said it was important for people to pray to God to intervene in political matters that needed solutions. He […]

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Leaders should identify themselves with both the affluent and impoverished class

      But if we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evils.(1 Timothy 6:8-10) Is […]

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Church for random search for weapons

  ZAMBIA Police must randomly be searching vehicles and any groups of people to ensure that nobody carries offensive items which can be used in political violence, says Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia executive director Pukuta Mwanza. He said it was very important for the police to increase their presence among the people because of heated […]

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Catholics pledge charity works

  THE Oblate fathers of Mary Immaculate congregation should intensify charity works that they have been carrying out in the last 32 years, the Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi Archbishop Julio Murat has said. He was speaking during the 200th anniversary celebration at Mary Immaculate parish in Lusaka yesterday. Bishop Murat said the Oblate […]

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A wise woman builds her house

By Pastor Jasper Mutale The MOTHER’S ROLE is to spend definite TIME with her children, in spite of her other duties.  Both the QUALITY and QUANTITY of time is important.   Our children’s behaviour is a reflection of how we live as role models.   We need the WISDOM OF GOD to train them up […]

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Joint pastoral statements by the three Church Mother Bodies in Zambia

  By Andrew Njovu The Key  theme; under the SOCIAL TEACHING OF THE CHURCH is ‘ the dignity of the human person and the sanctity of life’. This theme is in fact central to the social teaching of the Church and all other themes derive their relevance from the same. In 1987 the three church […]

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