Tags: CCAP

Are believers hypocritical on homosexuality?

  Since the debate on homosexuality surfaced on the local scene, some politicians, Christians and Muslims have never held back their feelings of distaste for people who engage in such practices. One notable politician is Ken Msonda, who recently attracted the wrath of human rights activists for inciting violence against homosexuals over “kill homosexuals” remarks…

No room for homosexuals,  BT Synod GS declares

  While human rights groups are still fighting for the rights of people who are practising same sex marriages—lesbians, gays, bisexual and intersex—in this country, Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbytery (CCAP) has once again strongly condemned the malpractice and advised its faithful not to tolerate it. In his speech, the synod’s…

Fighting open defecation

    In most villages, talk about witchcraft is common. Sudden death of someone actually leads to squabbles as people accuse each other of be-witching the deceased. Mitress Januwale, of Mtanda village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mazengera in Lilongwe, recalls the sudden death of her grandmother Myness Gilimoti in 2004. Januawale and her relations strongly believed…

DPP rescues Chitipa District Hospital

  The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) last Saturday donated 100 bags of maize and 10 bags of beans to Chitipa District Hospital. Speaking during the presentation, Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education Jappie Mhango said the food is testimony to that government is concerned about Malawians in dire need of assistance. Chitipa district commissioner…

  Christmas Day is supposed to be a period of quiet reflection—when Christians gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in prayer and food parties. Christians have used the period to renew their commitment to their faith by, among others, performing philanthropic activities such as cheering the sick and the elderly. But things have…

Judge questions Synod’s Christianity

  High Court judge Charles Mkandawire on Thursday admonished the CCAP Livingstonia Synod and members of the breakaway faction of Kanengo that what they were practising was not Christianity. The judge said this in Lilongwe when he declared in his judgement that CCAP Livingstonia Synod are the rightful owners of the Kanengo congregation property in…

Rumphi chiefs fault Mvac report

  Traditional leaders around Rumphi Boma have faulted the recent Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (Mvac) report which Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) used to designate areas to benefit from relief food aid. The chiefs said this at a National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) interface meeting that drew officials from the district agriculture development…

Limbe CCAP launches five-year strategic plan

CCAP Blantyre Synod on Sunday hailed its Limbe congregation for developing a five-year strategic plan. Deputy general secretary (DGS) Reverend Moyenda Kanjerwa described the strategic plan as a master-piece tool for the congregation. “Strategic plans help churches and organisations to maintain standards and leadership continuity. This is good for spiritual growth and maturity of the…

Livingstonia Synod launches local language hymns

The Livingstonia Synod of the CCAP has launched its new and revised hymns in Tumbuka, Kyangonde and Tonga languages. The launch was the first of its kind where hymns in three languages were launched at the same time. Speaking during the event, chairperson for the synod’s spiritual health taskforce Reverend Tokatoka Mughogho said the three…

Visiting Mangochi choir  impresses hosts Kachere

The visiting Tamandani CCAP Choir from Mangochi left Ndirande-Kachere CCAP congregation on Sunday itching for more of its singing. Ndirande-Kachere moderator, Reverend Enos Muhiwa described the visiting group mature and fantastic, saying the singing and dancing was amazing and admirable. “The group is mature enough and it was prepared for the trip. We were blessed…

BT Synod moves to reconcile

Re-elected Church of Central Africa Presbytery (CCAP) Blantyre Synod general secretary the Reverend Alex Maulana has said the synod is geared to rebuilding its image after an election that divided delegates on Monday. There was tension and chaos during the synod’s biennial conference following differences on which constitution to use. The synod has a new…