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Zambia: bishops criticize establishment of government religion ministry

September 22, 2016

Zambia’s bishops have joined the Protestant Council of Churches in Zambia in criticizing the government’s decision to establish a Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs.

“In view of the various financial and economic challenges our country is currently facing, we neither see the creation of the said ministry as a top priority nor a prudent decision,” the bishops and the Council said in a statement. “After all, we believe that Zambians want their country to be a democracy rather than a theocracy.”


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