Shun sectarianism, urges Mutharika: Meets Nkhoma Synod CCAP clerics

Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday met clerics from CCAP Nkhoma Synod in in Lilongwe at the official Kamuzu Palace where he urged the churchmen to rise above sectarian differences and strengthen peace and love their country and if necessary, sacrifice for it so as to foster prosperity.

President Prof.Peter Mutharika in a group photo with the leaders of Nkhoma synod at Kamuzu Palace - Pic by Stanley Makuti

President Prof.Peter Mutharika in a group photo with the leaders of Nkhoma synod at Kamuzu Palace – Pic by Stanley Makuti

He said Malawians needed each other to foster prosperity, regardless of tribe, political or religious backgrounds.
“Let us continue to work together for the good of the people that God has entrusted to us as leaders,” said Mutharika.

He pledged continued safeguarding of freedom of worship as enshirened in the constitution.

“I do recognize that religious freedom is not only a precious gift from God for those who have faith, it is a gift for each person because it is the basic guarantee of our expression of freedom.”

The Malawi leader further said that true religious freedom shuns temptation of intolerance and secretarianism and promotes attitudes of respect and constructive dialogue.

“We cannot deny that intolerance towards those with different religious convictions is a particularly insidious enemy, one which today is being witnessed in various areas around the world,” Mutharika said.

Mutharika further took his time to thank the Nkhoma Synod on the role they play in the development of the country.

“I want to assure you of my government’s appreciation to the role that is being played by the Nkhoma Synod in the development of this country through education, health and social welfare among others,” he said.

On his part Moderator of Nkhoma Synod Rev. Dr. Chatha Msangaambe said as clergy they work with the government of the day.

“We would like to assure you Your Excellence that as Nkhoma Synod, we are keen to work with the government of the day.

“We will continue to pray our prophetic as well as our citizenry role. Be free to approach us on any issue that you would want to understand clearly from us as a church,” the Moderator said.

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31 thoughts on “Shun sectarianism, urges Mutharika: Meets Nkhoma Synod CCAP clerics”

  1. william chimwezi says:

    The church and the government must work together

  2. clement says:

    Freedom of worship is an invention of satan. God intended that the church be ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC, & APOSTOLIC. In Mw the ccap has three rival autonomous camps who compete against each other in establishing universities, radios and prominence. A church of Elders with no clear leadership structure. A church that promotes disunity by firstly disuniting itself. I wish the leaders consulted scripture once more and make the church one

  3. nkhoma clergy says:

    This was a good gesture by Nkhoma, the government of the day must be respected though in reality nkhoma and MCP are twins

  4. I think when the President was talkung about secretanism he was day dreaming becoz he is the one and his tribes men who are practising politics of hatred.

  5. Malawi wa Lero says:

    Peter Mutharika he says exactly the opposites of what he does. Everything is Lomwe now and he i embarrassed about it. Plays, adverts name them are in Lomwe. Listen to MBC.

  6. Masoambeta says:

    he is talking about sectarianism while he is orchestration the institution of nepotism in this country. The whole place smells of Lomwe people. Don’t take us for fools. DPP is found on principles of nepotism and impunity

  7. Babalu says:

    Kodi kagulu aka ka ma busa, sikaja kanadya ma milliyoni ndipo anakakwenya kuti kabweze aka?kkkkkkkkkkkkk

  8. NAPEPE says:

    Only Chiefs , MBC and this synod work with the government of the day….they have no ideologies, blind and easy goers

  9. Taweni says:

    Please do not talk of Livingstonia Synod as secretarian. Mind you these are the people who built Malawi. Go to your history. The first primary school in Nyasalandi was at Livingstonia. fIRST secondary SCHOOL (BSS) organized and set up by Livingstonia, Anglican and Blantyre Missions.

    The first printing press at Livingstonia which was later transferred to HHI to be Hetherwick Press to supply Mandala etc. My grand father was then sent to join the party that set up Govt Printer in Zomba. and lastly went over to open the Govt Printer in Lusaka.. This assisted with supply of stationery in all these blossoming new towns.

    Citizen

    Mind you Livingstonia provided manpower. So it is logical to recognize Livingstonia. Read history as some fact that cannot be reversed.

    1. Dr Callister Daniel Phiri says:

      We can’t tolerate rotten behavior of Livingstonia synod today based on leadership of Livingstonia synod in the days you are talking about. You are shit idiot and nepotistic.

  10. chepetsani says:

    ujeni. I salute you. By the way I hope the Clerics were not bribed. If yes then they are not Elijahs of to day and the meeting has not been recognised by the Almighty God.

  11. Mhesha says:

    Kubweratu uku…leave those mountainous hypocrites who were better at making the Cashgate cash money. ..teachers of disunity. ..

  12. Dr Callister Daniel Phiri says:

    Mr President, don’t be deceived. If there is a Synod which practices sectarianism is Livingstonia Synod. Don’t be cheated by people like Goodall Gondwe et al. That message direct it to Livingstonia Synod? By the way is Levi Nyondo and Mezuwa Banda alive?

    Your appointments also Mr President watch out? You entrust people who are Deans of Faculties of Sectarianism like Matiya Nkhoma

    1. ujeni says:

      Livingstonia is a principled synod cannot be bought. They stand on biblical principles whether you like it or not.

  13. Ineyo says:

    Abusa tsopano

  14. Dr Callister Daniel Phiri says:

    Between Mutharika and Nkhoma Synod, who practices secretarianism?

  15. Mr.Bambo says:

    Zilibwino,mwina katundu wa synod sagulitsidwa pofuna kubweza misused funds za azungu zija,ndikhulupilira madandu apelekedwa kwa munthu wamkulu ndipo achitapo kanthu.

  16. ujeni says:

    This is why Malawi will forever be poor. We just love holding meetings, after this meeting it will be chiefs and others until Dec 2015, Next year we start the same, when is Malawi going to start working amangwetu? possing all the time is waste of time. I want to hear and see President going to see newly or work in progress construction of hundreds of block of residential flats, Street lights been erected, road construction, drainage system construction, hospital construction, manufacture of school desks at a company, not possing everyday for photos

  17. precious says:

    Has Nkhoma synod now become political? At one time they were against Livingstonia synod, so what has changed?

  18. MBC News & Programmes Employees turned Mungomo / GloriaSlaves says:

    Your Excellency sir & madam, we at MBC are being tormented by the couple made of Albert Brutus Mungomo & Gloria pulezident Banda. the two with the help of Sumbuleta & mofat Banda have turned MBC into their personal entity in the name of DPP. The two are above the board & directorate and the minister( who influenced the promotion of his inlaw). Albert Mungomo has no academic papers . He boast that he sacrificed his wife to be mtsamilo wa late Bingu yet everyone knows that he & Gloria killed her. Please your excellency intervene

  19. mzikayise mashaba says:

    ma envelope a blue bwanji kumeneko containing diphiphi plans for the clergy????????????

  20. Munthuwazeru says:

    That’s great Presdent azipanga zimenezi becoz GOD can FORGIVE US or BLESS US easily. Thank you bwana Presdent.

  21. Okay says:

    Inu a Nkhoma synod, muyambanatu ndi a Livingstonia Synod pajatu kwa iwo the word tolerance doesn’t exixt.

  22. special advisor says:

    There is no news here, my foot! Newsmakung lies in the president briefing the press on the key topics that were discussed and the moderator of the synod summarizing their position on key points. Tell us. What was the agenda of this meeting? Why should I or my niece in Kauma care? What national agenda will it contribute to? Non sectarianism or non secretarianism.

  23. hehe says:

    Every one come when it means fighting and paying tax but when it comes to benefits..Lomwes. be the first to bring unity by being partial and fair to all tribes.

  24. mtichimwitsa says:

    Wadyera ameneyu

  25. Kokotowa says:

    Secretarianism or sectarianism?

  26. That smells Satanic lie,you say will work togather with the MG dae but you fail with your fellow.neva forget that everything we do is for God”JAH” nde inu kukangalirana malo malo that is satanic but sin b4 God.may God forgive you !

  27. chefourpence says:

    bravo Nkhoma Synod!

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