CCN condemns violence and calls on churches to speak out against this type of behavior

WINDHOEK: The Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) has condemned violence and called on churches to speak out against this type of behavior which it says appears to be gaining ground in Namibian communities.

This was said by CCN president Reverend Eugene Beukes in his opening remarks during a meeting between a CCN delegation and President Hifikepunye Pohamba at State House yesterday.

The CCN leadership had taken the Head of State up on his call for Namibians, either in a group or individuals, to call on him and discuss issues of common interest rather than waiting to pose questions during his annual State of the Nation address.

He said it is sad to hear news about violence being occasioned on women, men killing women and children, women turning on their husbands and dumping their babies, and all sorts of violence, yet they are a God-fearing nation.

The Reverend pointed out that the church is also concerned about unmarried men and women who live together, saying most, if not all, of the recent violence acts which were committed happened between men and women who were just living together outside holy matrimony.

Beukes went on to say Namibia is blessed to have had Pohamba as president for the last nine years.