REDEEMED Methodist Church (RMC) has challenged the Government to maintain the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation in the Constitution.
RMC Peace Temple Congregation Reverend-in-charge Paul Bupe said the Government and citizens at large should continue defending Christian values as well as leading the country through the 10 Commandments.
He was speaking during the launch of the Peace Temple Congregation at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola yesterday.
Rev Bupe said the Church appreciated Government’s efforts to curb corruption.
He said RMC would support the Government in the fight against corruption as the vice hindered the country’s economic development.
He, however, appealed to the Government to ensure that there was justice for widows and orphans throughout the country.
“The coming of Peace Temple Congregation is a sign of great unity and development; we want our congregants to participate in the decision-making of the Church.
“It is just two months ago when I resigned from the African Methodist Church because of lack of transparency and accountability,” he said.
Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge, in a speech read for him by his Permanent Secretary Stanford Msichili, said the Government attached great importance to the role the Church played in the governance of the country.
He said the Government would govern the county by the 10 Commandments, adding that it would partner with the Church in mitigating social challenges such as HIV/AIDS and poverty.
And RMC Bishop Nasson Nswana congratulated Zambians for maintaining peace and tranquility for the last 48 years.
Bishop Nswana said the purpose for Peace Temple Congregation to break away from African Methodist Church was to have unity and encourage participation, adding that the members felt left out in the old church.
A movie titled ‘Ichikupempula echikulya” was also launched during the event.