Liberia Council Of Churches On Christian State Proposition

bb heartThe President of the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC), Bishop Jonathan B. B. Hart, has clarified that the LCC has not taken any position on the proposition to declare Liberia a “Christian state”.

Bishop Hart observed that it was unfortunate that the National Muslim Council of Liberia (NMCL) has decided to suspend its activities and participation in activities of the Inter- Religious Council of Liberia (IRCL) which has been fostering peace and religious tolerance among Liberians over years.

The LCC President made the clarification on Friday when the NMCL announced its decision to suspend with immediate effect its membership with the IRCL.

He explained that when the proposition to declare Liberia a “Christian nation” was made at the Gbarnga Constitutional Review Conference, the LCC set up a committee to look into the matter, emphasizing that the proposition to declare Liberia a Christian state did not emanate from the council.

He indicated that the LCC is expected to meet on Tuesday, March 8, to consider the situation relating to the proposition.

Bishop Hart emphasized that the LCC has not announced any decision on the proposition to declare Liberia a Christian state or its position in the upcoming national referendum.

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