January 11, 2018
[ACNS January 11, 2018] The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), which includes the Zambian dioceses of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, has joined with the country’s other two church mother-bodies, the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia and the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), to issue a joint Statement on National Dialogue calling for an “ongoing process and effort” to bring peace and justice to Zambia.
“The source of the Christian joy, happiness and peace is the fact that we belong to God and participate in God’s life,” they said. “Therefore, we must respect and reverence each human life and each other as members of God’s household. The greatest gift we Christians can give to the world is the joy and peace proclaimed by the angels. In fact, the birth of Christ marked a definitive reconciliation between humanity and God. Therefore, we are called to live as a reconciled people.
“In the Bible, peace means love, forgiveness, reconciliation, good will and good relationships between people. This is the good news meant for people of all races, pigmentation, religions, tribes, political affiliation and ideologies. This is the peace we wish for our nation Zambia. However, there can be no peace without justice at personal as well as at all levels of society.
“True dialogue means a change of heart, attitude and behaviour. It is a project, an on-going process and effort.”
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