COPPERBELT Minister Mwenya Musenge has called for stronger partnerships between government and the Church.
Mr Musenge says this is because government needs the church for guidance on how to lead the country, promote peace and good morals among citizens in accordance with Biblical teachings.
He noted that if more citizens become influenced by Christian morals, the nation will be a better place live in.
Mr . Musenge said this was because Christian values help reduce negative vices such as corruption, crime, and intolerance among others in people.
ZANIS reports that the provincial minister was speaking in Kitwe today during the launch of the Seventh-Day Adventist church three week evangelizing crusade to be conducted in 22 selected sites simultaneously.
He further observed that a religious conscious society upholds the dignity of all human beings and makes people treat each other like brothers and sisters hence the need for more churches than drinking places in the country.
And speaking earlier, Seventh-day Adventist Zambia Union President Harringtone Akombwa says the church wants want to lead people to Christ as Christ was the answer to the high r prevailing sufferings that people are going through.
Pastor Akombwa said people should realize that the coming of Jesus was at hand and that they need to turn to him so that they can receive their salvation.
He noted that the church has not done enough in promoting good morals in the country and to advice government on various controversial issues that might bring about instability in the country.
The three week Adventist Church crusade runs from today Sunday 11th May to the 31st of this month.