Preach against corruption in your sermons, Clerics told
21 March 2016, 11:42
Nairobi - Church leaders across the country have been asked to preach against corruption and political intolerance.
Stephen Mairori, the Executive Director of the International Christian Ministries (ICM) said the two emerging vices are a threat to the nation and should be condemned by the clergymen and women.
Speaking Saturday during a graduation ceremony at the African Theological Seminary in Kitale, Reverend Mairori said the fact that most Kenyans are Christians provides a good opportunity for clerics to wage a war against graft and political intolerance.
"About 80 percent of Kenyans are Christians. I challenge church leaders to preach to their congregations to shun corruption and issues like hate-speech," he said.
"If we all take to the pulpit and condemn these acts, the country will be a much better place to live. The Chaos and violence we have witnessed especially during election time will be a thing of the past," he added.
Rev Mairori who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Ministry by US based Georgia Christian University at the function, challenged the men of cloth to prevail upon politicians who are also part of their flock to avoid political intolerance.
"Currently there is too much political intolerance in the country which is risky as we head to the 2017 general election. Our leaders should take it slow. They should check the language they are using against each other," he said at the ceremony where 35 students graduated.
The former students graduated with Bachelor's Degree, Diploma and certificates in various disciplines including Theology, Leadership and Counseling.
Each of the graduates received a brand new motorcycle donated by ICM and international partners which will assist them in movement as they spread the gospel.
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