APM engages faith community on development: Meets Malawi Council of Churches

Malawi can fully develop only if the citizenry embrace the doctrine of hope and faith in their daily endeavours, says President Peter Mutharika.

President Mutharika with faith leaders

President Mutharika with faith leaders

Faith leaders at Kamuzu Palace during talks with President Mutharika

Faith leaders at Kamuzu Palace during talks with President Mutharika

He made the remarks on Thursday at Kamuzu Palace when he hosted officials from Malawi Council of Churches who paid him a courtesy call.

The President commended the faith grouping for visiting him., saying though he is Head of State, he is human and needs spiritual guidance time and again.

“The mutual support that exists between Church and government in this country is very encouraging because we share a common cause of serving God’s people. Every day, everywhere, the Church is feeding the hungry, healing the sick, sheltering the homeless, educating our children, and fortifying the faith that sustains so many,” he said.

He added, “The church keeps reminding us our duty for humankind to inspire our friends while serving them with compassion and appreciation for the marginalized, the outcast and the suffering”

Mutharika emphasized the need for the church to preach love among Malawians not sowing seeds of hate as is the case with some individuals within the faith community.

“I believe we cannot build a nation with hate but with love for one another, and love for this country. In this country, there are those who believe in fuelling a campaign of hate against the President in order to undermine an elected government. I urge you to take it as your mission to remind us of the costs of planting seeds of disunity,” he said.

The Malawi leader asked the church to use the doctrine of faith to challenge and provoke Malawians of their capabilities in developing the nation through hard work and persistence.

Malawi Council of Churches is an umbrella organization for close to 25 Christian churches and some 20 para-church organizations in Malawi.

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George Kamanga
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All those who went there are blinded by the bloody cash which APM stole plus the one his late brother bingu stole. You false prophets just leave the church and be as raven which Noah sent to bring a report if the water had calmed down but it never returned because dead carcasses filled its intestines and it couldn’t reason again normally because of the dead things. This is the same with all false prophets in Malawi who clap hands to APM a cruel and heartless man. The collar you put on is not s sign that you are God’s… Read more »
chidongo John
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APM pa matchalichi pokhapo ndiye mwayionera patali mita, pokhapa ukuitha. Udzipempha nzeru ndi malangizo kwa iwo. A christu awo amawakonda, amawakhulupirira ndipo amawamvera. Chitani nayoni maka mipingo ikulu ikuluyi katolika, Aglican, islam, ndi CCAP. Malamulo nkhumi a Mulungu ndiye maziko ndi mnsanamira zao mukadzangolola kuswapo limodzi maka za u gay ndi lezibian ulimmadzi. Mukayambanso zomapita kwa ma prophet ngati Bushire chanu palibiretu a president ku Malawiko ichi ndiye ndichithu chimeme mungagweretu nacho. Mulungu patsogolo ife ndinu pa mbuyo. Mwaionera patali mita.

Zanga Phee!
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We have lasterfarism Islam Hindus Buda, apostles, i don’t see them here are you organizing the other faith gathering soon any way.Please we are sick and tired of such politics,again you the so called why you don’t confirm with other faith community weather they are invited or not,i think problem is allowance syndrome but it will take up to where such a piece of cake please think of someone who is using mangoes cooked ones as supper but he/she voted for these gurus.We need better Malawi with common goals not like these ones greedy without mercy.

dpp kanundu
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Faith leaders? Maulana? Mapwevupwevu ndiye cholowa chawo amenewo. I have no respect for this man. Sorry CCAP folks. This pastor kwake nkudzithandiza yekha osati kuthandiza anthu kuti apite ku moyo osatha. Akayambe wadziyanjanitsa m’busa mzake Chimesya.

becks
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APM must solve the real problems facing Malawi. Appealing to religious leaders is like smoking chamba thinking things will upon puffing.

Omex70
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I have no respect for the church leaders who were meeting the president. These are the same leaders who were bought by Peter many years ago. Maulana was sponsored by DPP to win as General Secretary for Blantyre Synod. It is very surprising that when there is national day of prayer in Malawi, these are the faces that monopolize the service. When there a meeting between president and religious leaders, you will see these very same faces. I am one of the religious leaders in Malawi but I am not happy with these power and money hungry fellows.

BRAJOE
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Apm ndiwe wosalira pama president onse pa dziko la pansi. Sukubangula ngati president. Iweyo peter ukanakhala phunzitsi wapa community day secondary school.iweyo sukolora kwambiri ngati ndizimene umafuna mani.

Bob
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The dude is trying to gain support from each and jim and jack

Jamison Lungu
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Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. That’s what the President should be meeting for advise on the economy.

blessing lipengs
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Next time visit Peter with the prophets to tell him that he has less than 2yrs in office. Christian Council of malawi is a dead organization. you went there without a clear message or did you just dream and find yourself at state house for photo opportunities. I am totally unable to get any substance in your purpose to visit Muntharika. all you went to thank him for not going to India .

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