Zambia’s bishops attempt to counter pre-election violence
April 06, 2016
The Zambian Episcopal Conference, joined by two Protestant bodies, recently hosted a meeting between President Edgar Lungu and 17 opposition party leaders in an attempt to end pre-election violence.
Archbishop Telepshore Mpundu of Lusaka chaired the 8-hour meeting.
All of the political leaders signed a joint statement in which they “committed to ending political violence through various political leadership structures as a way of addressing the issue starting from the party structures and amongst political parties.”
The African nation of 16.2 million is approximately two-thirds Protestant and one-third Catholic.
- 18 political party presidents agree to end violence (Lusaka Times)
- Zambian clergy meet president over poll violence (Africa Review)
- Inter-party dialogue a success (Council of Churches in Zambia)
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