In this follow-up Statement, to the ‘Call for Legitimising the Zambian Constitution’ that was co-signed by the three Christian Church mother bodies, the Christian Council of Zambia and the Zambia Episcopal Conference, went further to point out the actual contentious issues emanating from the work of the Mwanakatwe Review Commission. The Church leaders took the opportunity to reiterate their opposition to the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation finding its way into the constitution. As far as they were concerned this was adequately catered for in the Bill of Rights (Part III) of the Constitution that deals with the various rights and freedoms, among them is the freedom of worship and conscience.
1st December 1995
Bishop T.G. Mpundu , Chairman (Zambia Episcopal Conference)Bishop Clement H. Shaba (Christian Council of Zambia)