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Asian churches called on to help combat corruption

 


Prapat, North Sumatra (ANTARA News) – President of the Christian Conference in Asia (CCA), priest S.A.E. Nababan, has called on Asian churches to help fight corruption-, collusion-and nepotism-tainted practices in the region.

“The Asian churches need to fight a battle against corruption,” priest Nababan said at a seminar on the golden jubilee of the CCA here on Monday.

The seminar, which carried a theme on studies of the Bible and 50 years in the history and founding of the CCA, discussed matters on how to preach the Gospel in the Asian context as this region consisted of heterogeneous societies.

Foreign delegates attending the seminar were Rev James Haire of Australia, Dr Anna May Chain of Myanmar, Rev Lee Jae Cheon of South Korea, Rt Rev. Kennet Fernando of Sri Lanka, Dr Wati Longchar of India and other attendants from other countries.

Nababan who is also fomer CCA secretary general said the Asian churches needed to support and welcome the efforts to crack down on corruption practices.

“This has to be carried out well. Churches in Asia should think of how to fight corruption,” he said.

Besides calling for corruption elimination, Nababan also asked churches and other related parties to take part in preaching about the Bible.

He said that only with the involvement of all parties could the preaching about the Bible be carried out.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to attend the peak of the golden (50th anniversary) jubilee of the CCA in Medan, on Wednesday, a spokesman for the event said.

RE Nainggolan, chairman of the CCA 50th Anniversary Jubilee Organizing Committee, said on Friday, the president would deliver a speech and put his signature on a plaque commemorating the event.

The CCA anniversary celebrations would be held in four separate places, namely Parapat, Simalungun, Pematang Siantar and Medan on March 3 to 11, 2007, he said.

The peak ceremony will be centered in Medan`s Teladan Stadium and lustred up by an opera themed “Nummensen`s Journey to the Batak Land” under the direction of retired Lt Gen TB Silalahi.

A number of artists from Jakarta including Joy Tobing, Tio Fanta Pinem, Jack Marpaung and Indonesian Idol Bona, will also perform during the event. (*)

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