RE­STORE CUL­TURAL VAL­UES, SO­CI­ETY’S CHURCH PRODDED

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THE church should ed­u­cate the pub­lic on the im­por­tance of up­hold­ing cul­tural val­ues in so­ci­ety for them to be­come good Chris­tians, a Mkushi cler­gy­man has im­plored.

Saint Mary's Angli­can Church Priest An­toney Mu­lenga said in an in­ter­view yes­ter­day that Chris­tian­ity was based on cul­tural val­ues, hence, the need for the church to help re­store in peo­ple their cul­tural val­ues for them to be good Chris­tians.

Fr Mu­lenga said there was need for the church to be prac­ti­cal on the mat­ter.

"None of us can be a good Chris­tian with­out val­ues. Peo­ple should iden­tify them­selves with val­ues and value their faith. Chris­tians should en­cour­age peo­ple to have val­ues. That is what Je­sus Christ was try­ing to teach," Fr Mu­lenga said.

He said the church needed to en­cour­age ed­u­ca­tion on cul­tural val­ues for a bet­ter so­ci­ety.

The so­ci­ety was cur­rently al­most run­ning away from cul­tural val­ues and was try­ing to pro­mote cer­tain ten­den­cies in Chris­tian­ity that were not based on cul­tural val­ues, he said.

He said the church should be in the fore­front of im­part­ing knowl­edge on the im­por­tance of up­hold­ing cul­tural val­ues in com­mu­ni­ties.

None of us can be a good Chris­tian with­out val­ues. Peo­ple should iden­tify them­selves with val­ues and value their faith. Chris­tians should en­cour­age peo­ple to have val­ues. That is what Je­sus Christ was try­ing to teach — Fr Mu­lenga.

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