UCZ members

The United Church of Zambia (UCZ) in Luapula Province has pledged to work with the Patriotic Front (PF) Government  to promote national unity.

UCZ Luapula Presbytery Secretary Rev. Moses Zgambo made the pledge during a special fundaraising Church Service for the construction of the house for the resident Reverand at St. Luke’s Congregation in Mansa.

The Presbytery Secretary disclosed that it is the policy of the UCZ to work with the Government of the day.

He said the Church is happy with the PF Government’s commitment to the revival of the ‘One Zambia, One Nation’ spirit because it unites the people and the country.

Rev. Zgambo said the Church will continue to pray for the Government and all Political leaders in country for peace and harmony.

And Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa who was the Guest of honour at the event reiterated Government’s commitment to working with the Church in addressing social economic challenges of the people in the Province.

Mr. Chilangwa said  in a speech read on his behalf by Luapula Province Assistant Secretary Paul Mulola that Government recognises and appreciates the pivotal role that the Church plays in the provision of  services in areas of education, health, social justice, and good governance.

He said Government has upheld the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation and wants to work hand in hand with the Church in enhancing the social and economic development of the Country.

Mr. Chilangwa said Government expects the Church to provide spiritual guidance in State Affairs which is cardinal in promoting harmony between the Church and the State.

He thanked the Church for the key role it played through offering prayers and spiritual guidance during the last elections which has enabled the country to continue enjoying peace, stability, and God’s favour.

Mr. Chilangwa added that Government will continue to partner with the Church in improving the living conditions of the people.

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  1. The ucz “in luapula”. Enough said. The poor villagers probably think sata is still president. Especially with the closure of independent media these chaps are so behind. That’s way pf want things to be to take advantage of ignorant villagers

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    • “The Presbytery Secretary disclosed that it is the policy of the UCZ to work with the Government of the day.”

      This nonsense of working with the govt of the day is synonymous with eating with the govt of the day. So this church is eating with them even when they are abusing human rights and killings?

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    • UCZ are one of the oldest churches in Zambia.

      Their support of the current regime should be applauded.

      It is the right thing to do in the interest of peace of the country

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • The church is not supposed to be in bed with a political party. While you can work with the administration of the day in promoting social services, and developmental efforts, you should never pledge any allegiance to a party. The church’s role in society is to hold politicians accountable, making sure morally bankrupt ones, corrupt ones, and violators of human rights are called out. So the church should always remain neutral. In other words, you shouldn’t pledge allegiance to one political party, as that makes it hard to hold them accountable, and can easily be misconstrued to mean total and complete support for the party — especially by uninformed church members who don’t know any better.

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  2. Christian nation worshiping a dictator, with church leaders providing spiritual guidance of demons to State Affairs.

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  3. Shame… Wool to partisan Luapula UCZ Church. A Church should be neutral and not come out ignorantly like the old women looking for money to build Rev House.
    Do they really understand today Zambia under PF? Or is it because oy is Luapula? Synod Bishop advise your lost sheep in Luapula… Neutrality for churches is the way to go..ba UCZ!

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  4. The United Church of Zambia (UCZ) in Luapula Province has pledged to work with the Patriotic Front (PF) Government to promote national unity.

    THIS IS NOT TRUE BUT TO PROMOTE PROVINCIAL UNITY YES ON THIS IS AGREE.
    IN LUNGU’S STATEMENT IN THE NORTHERN REGION HE BOASTED SAYING, ” X4 WE WAMPELEKO ISA NAINE NKUPELEKO,” SO WHO CARES’ IT IS YOU WHO ARE HAPPY WITH HIM AND US WE DONT SEE IN HIM THE NATIONAL UNITY WHEN HE IS THREATENING OUR OPINION.
    HE DOES NOT EMMULATE THE PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS WHO FAUGHT FOR DEMOCRACY BUT IN HIS MOUTH IS FULL HATE SPEECHES.

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  5. The Church is not an opposition party or a partisan body. Their job is to work with the government of the day and pray for the leaders and advise them. They will use appropriate channels to give guidance and appropriately pressure bad leaders to change their way of governance by constructive engagement – and not through the public gallery – use Rwanda as an example.

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    • I only hope you know the difference between working with the government of the day and the party in power.

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  6. Its not just maintaining Zambia as a christian nation, but also also to live, behave and lead like christian.Its not by calling your self a christian that you become one, but your character must show. There are a lot things that happened, are happening and will happen that question the ideology f Zambia been a Christian Nation. I am sure even those members in that are aware, this is not the Zambia we all know.

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  7. I belong to UCZ 100% and from what I know the Spokes Person for UCZ is the Synod Bishop Sichilima or General Secretary bamayo ba Reverend Dr. Kabonde in Lusaka. What ever they will say the rest will agree as long as it is not outside the reams of Christian ethics.

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  8. ”The Presbytery Secretary disclosed that it is the policy of the UCZ to work with the Government of the day.”
    Even a dictator it is okay with the ‘church’??????????

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  9. A church does not support the government of the day. It stands for the truth, justice. It represents the oppressed.

    A church is not part of the civil service.

    The church follows the footsteps of Jesus. If Jesus was supporting the government of the day He was not going to be killed.

    What the reverand said is not correct interpretation of the Bible but political appeasement. The church is finished. It has lost its relevance or saltness.

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  10. Bible commands all believers to pray for those in leadership. that means that PRAY for God’s wisdom for them. please don’t join the queue of cadres whose only preoccupation is singing hollow good for nothing songs about their leaders be it UPND or PF. we as Zambians now must begin to analyse issues properly not taking sides. I am personally fed up with both the PF and UPND for their behaviour on many issues.

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  11. Church creates fertile grounds for docility . Idea that church must remain neutral or support ruling party is typical of poverty driven agenda. A strong church,independent of financial hardship will always advocate for respect of human rights and progressive management of national affiars. Utuma UCZ kuwayawaya fye. ..Reason the Catholic is a strong pillar for concreate advocacy.

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  12. Really laughable ..when I tell you religion is self distraction here is a typical example. Even in the UNIP days when my grandmother was die hard UNIP member and KK attended their UCZ church in Kabwata…never did we hear such nonsense!!

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  13. Really laughable ..when I tell you religion is self distraction here is a typical example. Even in the UNIP days when my grandmother was die hard UNIP member and KK attended their UCZ church in Kabwata…never did we hear such rubbish!!

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  14. Really laughable ..when I tell you religion is self distraction here is a typical example. Even in the UNIP days when my grandmother was die hard UNIP member and KK attended their UCZ church in Kabwata…never did we hear such ….!!

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  15. Really laughable ..when I tell you religion is self distraction here is a typical example. Even in the UNIP days when my grandmother was diehard UNIP member and KK attended their UCZ church in Kabwata…never did we hear such rubbish!!

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  16. READ THIS “UCZ Luapula Presbytery Secretary Rev. Moses Zgambo made the pledge during a special fund raising Church Service for the construction of the house for the resident Reverand at St. Luke’s Congregation in Mansa”. WOULDN’T ANYONE SUSPECT THAT A BROWN ENVELOPE WAS GIVEN FOR HOUSE THEY WANT TO BUILD”. THEN THEY PRAISE THE WRONG THINGS. YOU BROOD OF VIPERS. THESE DAYS, EVEN CHURCH LEADERS DO NOT REPRESENT THEIR MEMBERS, ESPECIALLY IN THIS SITUATION.

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  17. I am aware that no consultations have been conducted with congregants in the UCZ regarding this matter. Therefore I will assume that the Reverend was speaking for himself.

    It is unfortunate that he purported to speak on behalf of people who were never consulted.

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  18. UCZ secretary in Luapuna for one presbytery. Did he consult all the church members to say that or he is looking for some brown envelops.

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  19. This is UCZ luapula and not us. We will never be part of this leader ship that has destroyed our nation.Looking forward to the time ECL will leave office. The bishops had a point.Zambians,don’t pretend,our people are suffering, we are suffering.

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  20. Thank you UCZ, tap your Catholic friends on the shoulders and advise them to Promote, Peace, Love and Understanding across Party lines in Zambia. God Reign Supreme over us all, Forever. Amen

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  21. UCZ pledges to go partisan??,
    I am a proud member of UCZ back in Zambia. This is completely misleading.

    Another rogue reverend has sprung up. Historically, UCZ is never short of self-serving eccentric Reverends whose pronouncements never represent UCZ members. Not long ago, we had Bishop Committee Njase, now we have Rev. Moses Zgambo. Shameless individuals.

    To men like these, working with Govt has a completely different and self-crafted meaning.

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  22. There is nothing new with these people in the history of Zambia. they are fond of supporting things they dont understand well. I still remember during the one party rule of Kaunda, They used to undress to any person with opposing view against KK, they composed songs such as Kumulu ni Lesa panshi Ni Kaunda in praise of a Dictator.
    we are back at it again with the same people…..

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