Luanshya pastor prefers political leaders to fellow pastors at church events, Lusaka clergies irked by his statment »
SOME Lusaka clergymen have condemned a statement made by a named pastor of Luanshya’s Mpatamatu area that “it is better to invite a politician to a church event who can contribute money than a Bishop who may not even know the price of cement.” Muvi TV on Monday 24th August 2015 carried a story that a Copperbelt based Pastor preferred politicians to fellow men of God to officiate at his church events.
A Lusaka Clergy has challenged churches in the country to take a leading role in the fight against early marriages. Bishop Rodwell Chomba, who is also United Church of Zambia Lusaka Presbytery Bishop told the Lusaka Star in an interview that churches can help reduce early marriages by enhancing the capabilities of youth groups within their congregations. The Bishop stated that these youth groups are key in transmitting informing about the dangers of early marriages both as a social problem and an economic problem.
GET Involved Zambia (GIZ) has called on government to scrutinize mushrooming churches following recent developments implicating clergy men in dubious activities. Speaking to the Lusaka Star, GIZ Executive Director, Fr Frank Bwalya said government should scrutinise mushrooming churches as some of them have become platforms for criminal activity.