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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william chimwezi

The church and the government must work together


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

kabuthu waku dowa


nkhoma clergy

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

Elliam Kamanga

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.

Malawi wa Lero

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.


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


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


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

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… Read more »
Dr Callister Daniel Phiri
Dr Callister Daniel Phiri

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.

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