Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) general secretary Fr Emmanuel Chikoya has urged the Church to come out of the comfort zone and proactively be useful to the society by preaching good news and condemning anything that does not favour humanity.
And Fr Chikoya has urged political players to walk the talk after the national day of prayer, fasting and reconciliation on Thursday.
Meanwhile Fr Chikoya has called on the Church across the country to take care of the environment around them saying that maintaining a clean and safe environment is part of spirituality.
According to a statement issued by CCZ communications officer Micheal Mazakaza, Tuesday, Fr Chikoya was speaking when he met Solwezi CCZ Local Christian Chapters at Saint Alban’s Anglican Church in Solwezi, on Monday.
He called on the Church to focus on Jesus Christ as the country prepared for the national day of prayer and fasting on Thursday, and political players to walk the talk thereafter.
And Fr Chikoya urged the Church to come out of the comfort zone and proactively be useful to the society by preaching good news and condemning anything that did not favour humanity in the country and beyond.
Meanwhile, Fr Chikoya said all Churches affiliated to CCZ should pay particular attention to environmental management by ensuring that toilets in places of worship were not just in existence but clean and safe for congregants and other members of the public.
He said there was need for the Church to have an impact in the society by taking care of the environment around them.
“Good environmental stewardship also includes planting of trees and grass that add beauty to surroundings. This will go a long way in avoiding disease outbreaks such cholera and other water borne diseases. Maintaining a clean and safe environment is part of spirituality hence all Christians must ensure that they become models of a safe environment for all,” he said.
Fr Chikoya said the Church should not disconnect the issues of the environment from theology.