We need more Christians in Ghanaian Politics - Peace Council
The National Peace Council (NPC) has urged Christians to involve themselves in politics and affairs of governance.
According to Board Member of the Council, Rev Dr Amoo Darku the notion that the Church should distance itself from politics is wrong.
In his opinion, Christians are the best persons to be in governance.
“We had always thought of the works of politics and business as secular, which in itself is wrong.
“For something to be considered spiritual or secular, it is dependent on the person associated with it. A spiritual person applies the principles and tenets of the gospel to what he does and renders it spiritual.
“If the people involved in politics are not Christians or God-fearing, then, of course, they are secular, and hence carry out activities with that mindset,” he said, speaking on Joy News’ AM show.
He said the church had in times past failed to encourage its members to partake in issues concerning what he said is termed the “marketplace ministry”.
Also speaking on the show was Rev Dr Adu Gyamfi who added that religious leaders are working at inculcating religious habits into political players.
The religious cleric advised that there is a need for politicians to replicate lessons from the church in the execution of their responsibilities.