December 13, 2013

Church-state partnerships aid malaria fight in rural Africa

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Mothers in Macha are encouraged to use preventative measures to protect their children from malaria. RNS photo by Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Mothers in Macha are encouraged to use preventative measures to protect their children from malaria. RNS photo by Sarah Pulliam Bailey

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MACHA, Zambia (RNS) In a country where a third of the hospitals are mission-run but government-funded, church and state are intrinsically intertwined.

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  • This sentence is unclear, and perhaps intentionally so:

    ‘“People want the church to do so many things,” Siame said, noting how people want churches to take up issues like abortion rights.’

    Which could mean:

    a) “People want the church to do so many things,” Siame said, noting how people want churches to fight abortion. , or:

    b) “People want the church to do so many things,” Siame said, noting how people want churches to promote abortion.

    Which is it?

    The term ‘abortion rights’ itself is self-contradictory and a gross obfuscation of the act of premeditated murder of helpless humans; it does not belong in Christian media.

    Respectfully, Peter Warner.

  • Earold Gunter

    Zambia is a constitutional Christian nation!!! Take notice hard line right wing conservatives, you now have a place to go where your ideology won’t repress anyone else. British Airway flight 182 leaves from N.Y. J.F.K. tomorrow at 10:55 A.M., get on board and all of your separation of church and state issues will go away, as will mine, when you do.

  • Larry

    The Zambians are being repressed. The church has essentially bought the government and created a state within the state.

    The article gave hints the hospital isn’t doing jack about HIV/AIDS or rampant overpopulation and infant mortality.

  • Hope for children Imalate devoted to help orphans in Busega district,SIMIYU region in Tanzania. We run a nursery school. Could you please help us mosquito nets for orphans.