Global Christian leaders censure Africans for failures in Zimbabwe
Catastrophe growing worse
Dec 30, 2008
Leaders of global Christian organizations have criticized African heads of state for their failure to address a growing humanitarian crisis in the southern African nation of Zimbabwe.
In a statement on November 14 they called on “the Zanu-PF party [of Robert Mugabe] and the MDC [the Movement for Democratic Change] to form a government based on the will of the voters, true equity and in the interest of real and durable political progress, socioeconomic transformation and national healing.”
The statement is signed by the leaders of the World Council of Churches, Lutheran World Federation, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the World YWCA, the World Student Christian Federation and the World Alliance of YMCAs. The general secretary of the WCC, Samuel Kobia, is Kenyan; the WARC general secretary, Setri Nyomi, is Ghanaian; and the YWCA head, Nyaradzai Gumbonzvanda, is Zimbabwean.