Part of the Jerusalem wall dated to Nehemiah's time
From the Zimbabwean
HARARE - The Anglican Diocese in the Church of the Province of central Africa (CPCA) has come up with a comprehensive programme named 'Nehemiah' to
rebuild the Diocese and resuscitate fellowship and worship among the Anglican community.
Spearheaded by the Bishop Sebastian Bakare, the Nehemiah Festivals will
kick off on October 26 at the Harare Showground with the confirmation of almost
1 000 people. Other festivities include the auctioning and selling of prayer
books, bibles and other biblical reading materials, and beverages, excluding
Nehemiah was an Old Testament prophet whose courage and conviction to
rebuild the fallen walls of Jerusalem inspired many to act with great bravery in
the face of persecution.
"Every Anglican in the Diocese of Harare has a role to play in the
rebuilding of the church through donations in cash and or in kind," Patrick
Mahari, the Chairperson of the Nehemiah Committee said.
The CPCA has been under constant attack from hooligans linked to the former
bishop Nolbert Kunonga since his withdrawal from the Church. Kunonga, with
police aid has barred Anglicans from Church buildings citing a non-existent
Justice Rita Makarau ruled that the break-away Kunonga followers can still
share services with the CPCA until the case of ownership of church property is
finalised but police officers acting 'on instructions from above' have illegally
occupied church premises in violation of the order.
Bishop Bakare urged Anglicans to jealously guard the Church heritage
against the continued provocation by Kunonga and his thugs.
"Let us re-write our own piece of history by shaming our detractors,"
Thanks to Anglicans Ablaze.