35th Methodist Bishops' Conference at Methodists Theological Institute, Umuahia: Obi Charges Clergy men

www.odogwublog.com reports that the former Governor of Anambra State has charged clerics to speak out against the ills of the society. Obi was speaking on Friday,  while delivery the key note address at the 35th Methodist Bishops' Conference at Methodists Theological  Institute. Umuahia.

Obi who spoke on "The Church and Economic Recession in Nigeria: A Concern for Spiritual Reflection", said that the  vital lesson from the present recession was  that once the society is progressing, it was for the benefit of everybody; once it was not progressing everybody suffered, including Church leaders.
Indicting some men of God for complexity  that led to recession, Obi lamented that "We have seen public officers who did not have penny, within months they have built houses. Unfortunately, it is the money that should have been saved for the State that they squander. Rather than condemn such, some men of God preside over their thanksgiving and praise them to high heavens."

As one of the solutions to recession, Obi appealed to Churches to encourage members to engage in productive ventures and discourage the culture of materialism."

Decrying the practice whereby some Pastors  hand over car and house keys to their members that are yet to be gainfully employed, Obi reminded them, quoting  St James, that prayer without good work is dead. "It is good to have faith, but we cannot run the Churches or our lives by mere recitation of pater nosters (Our father). A popular clinch says that heaven helps those that help themselves," Obi said.

In his response, the Primate, His Grace, Archbishop Chukwuemeka Kanu said that having listened to Mr. Peter Obi, that the Church was right in inviting him.

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Primate, His Grace, Archbishop Chukwuemeka Kanu(right), with Mr. Peter Obi( left)  during the the 35th Methodist Bishops' Conference at Methodists Institute.Umuahia on Friday .

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