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Be concerned about socio-political issues- Peace Council Chairman tells Christians

Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante has advised Christians to make themselves available  to serve in roles that has to do with the socio-political affairs of the country.

“This world is not our home but the path to our home so it must be cleared to avoid being bitten by snakes,” he said.

Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, said this at the maiden edition of Conversations in the Cathedral in Accra  on the topic “Being a Christian in Ghana today: In preparation for Christmas 2019”

Most Rev. Asante made the statement to emphasise the need for Christians take interest in governance issues. According him, Christians must contribute solutions to sensitive and controversial issues rather than stand unconcerned and blame politicians.

His reflections was motivated by Jesus’ response to the payment of temple tax and whether it is lawful to pay tax to Caesar or not as recorded in Matthew 17:24 – 27 and Matthew 22:15 – 22 respectively.

The Chairman of the National Peace Council said  the Christian is affected by the socio-political life of the people so Christians should practice religion with political considerations while politicians must operate with religious values.

Conversations in the Cathedral is an ecumenical event held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra on Wednesday December 11 with the purpose of bringing together both secular and religious leaders to discuss issues of common concern.

 

Source: Emmanuel Kumatse // Radio Angelus

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