Friday, 5 March 2010

Church welcomes Zuma’s ‘soul-searching’

South African churches gave a cautious welcome (23/2) to President Zuma’s call for a
Church welcomes Zuma’s ‘soul-searching’national dialogue on morality. The National Church Leaders’ Consultation said President Zuma’s proposal to examine the soul of South Africa was ‘timely’. The ‘common values and principles’ that formed the country under the leadership of President Mandela had been ‘substantially squandered’, the leaders said. The president’s recent fathering of an illegitimate child provoked strong criticism and was seen as a sign of the country’s declining moral standards. President Zuma told South Africa’s Sunday Times there was a need to agree the ‘values that define a common South African identity’. South Africa’s church leaders are keen to clarify this and establish the ‘sacred’ and ‘inviolable’ value of all human life, regardless of ‘race, class, nationality, religion and political persuasion’.

Source: Church of England Newspaper (5/3)

4 comments:

魅力 said...

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David said...

Hi Olive, I look forward to you posting again soon. I hope you are well.

Olive Morgan said...

Thanks David.. I'm afraid I was suddenly caught out and had to be in hospital with heart failure and pulmonary oedema. \making slow progress now.

Paul Martin said...

Just to wish you well with your health. You are an inspiration to many of us.

take good care,

Paul