Churches should speak against societal evils without fear – Very Rev. Prof J.K Asamoah

The director of Trinity Theological Seminary, Very Rev. Prof. J.K Asamoah-Gyadu speaking at the inter-religious conference under the theme: “Towards Enriching and Development in Ghana”, admonished Churches to speak to issues without fear or favour in a manner that is not political.

Rev. Prof. J.K Asamoah said that as people of faith, we have been invited to serve.

He added that “the Church has to be prophetic by speaking out dispassionately in a way that challenges falsehood and must be bold to tackle things that are wrong in our society”.

“A prophetic approach to nation-building is closely related to the pursuit of social justice,” Rev. Prof. J.K Asamoah said.

A representative from the office of the national chief imam, Dr Mohammed Marzuq Abubakar Azindoo, said that religion plays a leading role in development because it is a tool for poverty eradication, citizenship education, social mobilization, and democratic participation.

Dr Abubakar proposed that the religious bodies in the country should continue to engage the government to offer progressive and holistic education for the country.

The inter-religious dialogue under the auspices of the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra, John Bonaventure Kwofie, is organized because of the firm belief of the archbishop that unity of the various religious confessions in Ghana can bring about a massive transformation to the Ghanaian society.

By Theresa Kpordzo

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