Chiefs and elders of the National Traditional Council of Liberia (NTCL) have recommended to government that Liberia should remain a secular state.
They emphasized that no legislation seeking to make Liberia a Christian state should be endorsed as it will undermine the peace and stability of the country.
The Traditional Council made the recommendation recently at the close of the National Peace Building Retreat which brought together more than 200 chiefs and elders from the 15 counties held in Monrovia.
They warned that some people use religion and tribalism for political and economic gains and, hence, Liberians should not support anything intended to divide the country.
The chief and elders recalled that more than 250,000 Liberians died as a result of the 14-year civil conflict which also undermined the socio-economic development of the country, noting that nobody or group should try to create any conflict among the people again.
They emphasized that the proposition for Liberia to be a Christian state should not be included in the pending national referendum because Liberians cannot afford to go through another nightmare when they are still struggling to recover from the madness of the civil conflict.
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