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Fellowship of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Council of Churches and the Zimbabwe
Catholic Bishop’s Conference
from The Herald (Zimbabwe)
Church leaders representing the Evangelical
Fellowship of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Council of Churches and the
Catholic Bishops' Conference, the Churches that produced the
Vision Discussion Document, met on 13th and 14th
December (2006) at Harare Safari Lodge in order to find ways of
engaging the nation in coming up with the final document of the
Zimbabwe We Want.
These leaders, who came from all the
provinces of the country, asserted that the document that was launched
at the end of October this year still remains a discussion document
and should not be considered as final.
The 50 Christian leaders that turned
up for the strategic planning workshop identified four main objectives
that they shall focus on in order to achieve their goal of producing
the final document. These were the objectives: stakeholder engagement,
national dialogue, national vision and national transformation.
The Churches realise that it is critical
to engage a cross section of all stakeholders for the final document
to be owned by all Zimbabweans. Some of the key stakeholders include
Government, political parties, Churches, Civil society and private
sector. National engagement shall help to create a suitable environment
The second objective is that of engaging
the nation in dialogue. This shall entail disseminating the document
and sourcing feedback from stakeholders. The Churches shall make
sure that no important sector of our society is left out in the
process of consultation (e.g. rural communities and Zimbabweans
The third objective is to craft a national
vision, articulating the Zimbabwe We Want, based on the input from
critical stakeholders of the nation.
The fourth objective is national transformation.
The consultation should address various crises facing the nation
and call for solutions. These include constitutional, economic,
social and moral crises.
The whole project shall be managed
by a church appointed programme director who shall report to the
steering meeting comprised of members from the three Church Bodies,
namely the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Council
Churches and the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishop’s Conference. Several
task forces that report to the programme director shall also be
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