…Religious bodies petition government against the bill
The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) and the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have petitioned government against passing of bill that will see women Terminating pregnancy and people of same sex getting marriage.
In a petition presented to the government, the two religious bodies have describe the bill as “evil” arguing that it is contrary to the teachings of the Bible and Quran.
The march dubbed citizens ‘Citizens Match for life and family’ celebrated under the theme ‘Lighting the candle’ brought together other members from religious believers like the Quadria Association of Malawi, Church for Central African Presbyterian and the Rastafarian community.
In his speech ECM General Secretary Father Henry Saindi said Malawi is not a secular state rather a God fearing nation, hence no need to legalize abortion and same sex marriages as it is against the wish of God.
After receiving the petition on behalf of parliament, law maker, Juliana Lunguzi assured the two religious families that they will act in line with the issues outlined in the petition.
“I am a Catholic, a woman and at the same time a professional nurse and I wouldn’t accept the abortion bill and same sex marriages. Pray for us so that we are guided by the Holy Spirit when we are in the August house” said Lunguzi.
In an interview with Malawi24, Quadria Association of Malawi publicity secretary sheikh Jafali Kainga said human life must be looked after from time of woman conserving to time of death arguing that the bill is a direct attack to life.
The match saw Malawians against passing of the bill by storming the roads of Malawi on Tuesday morning.