Zimbabwe Council of Churches

Churches meet with Mugabe about peace

April 16, 2013
The Ecumenical Peace Observation Initiative has met President Robert Mugabe and encouraged the Zimbabwean leader to put into action his peace campaign messages. President Robert Mugabe, the leader of Zanu PF, whose party stands accused of perpetrating violence has since the formation of the coalition government four years ago been ...

Four church umbrella bodies pray for all stakeholders’ constitution conference

October 16, 2012
Four church umbrella bodies on Saturday gathered to pray for a peaceful all stakeholders’ constitution conference to be held from October 21 to 23. Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) Secretary General Rev Solomon Zwana said, “We are here as churches that fall under four bodies that is Union for Development of ...

HIV pastor in Hwange: once you discriminate, it is very hard to help positive people grow spiritually

August 1, 2012
The Reverend Thabani Ndlovu knew the words wouldn’t come easy. So he practiced: “I’m HIV positive,” he would tell himself. “I’m a pastor and I’m HIV positive.” On the day he worked up the nerve to say it out loud to his congregation in Hwange, the backlash was almost immediate. “Some of ...

Prime Minister gives reconciliation example at ZCC prayer meeting in Masvingo

March 12, 2012
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was addressing a prayer meeting on March 9 organised by the Zimbabwe Council of Churches and Zimbabwe Pastoral Fellowship Association at Mucheke Stadium in Masvingo. According to the New Zimbabwe, this is when he came up with a wise step towards reconciliation with President Mugabe’s supporters. He energetically corrected a newspaper sympathetic to ...

EFZ president appointed to the Anti-Corruption Commission

August 29, 2011
Word of Life founder and senior pastor Dr. Goodwill Shana has been appointed to the Anti-Corruption Commission set to stem out corruption in the country. In a statement last Wednesday, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr. Misheck Sibanda said the appointments were done in consultation with Prime Minister Morgan ...

Ezra Chitando: Church increasingly playing political role

August 26, 2011
Professor Ezra Chitando, a religious studies lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe, has said the Church and religion in general are becoming a vehicle to engage government and are increasingly playing a significant role in the country’s political terrain. Speaking at a Southern African Political Economy Series (SAPES) policy dialogue forum on the ...

Religious leaders have called for the scrapping of the death penalty

August 11, 2011
According to The Herald, legal experts and some religious leaders have called for the scrapping of the death penalty, calling it irrational and extreme. They suggested the replacement of the death penalty with life imprisonment. This comes at a time when 55 murderers, one of whom was convicted 13-years-ago, are ...

How to register and manage a church in Zimbabwe I

August 5, 2011
In Zimbabwe there is no law that directly deals with the registration of religious organisations. However, most churches can register as non-profit making or charity organisations and the law that deals with that is the Private and Voluntary Act. Under the act, organisations that are registered are deemed to be ...

Zimbabwe Churches call for lasting peace

February 27, 2011
A statement by the Heads of Christian Denominations in Zimbabwe (HOCD)   We, the Churches in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC), the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) and the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ) re-affirm our conviction that all human beings are born with God given inalienable rights. ...

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