By Kunashe Mukande and Lewis Kujeke
Bishop Albert Chikuni of Family Life Ministries in collaboration with Family Federation for World Peace and Unification has managed to mobilise people from different religions and traditional groups to attend a marriage blessing ceremony at a local hotel in Harare.
When asked how he managed to mobilise people from religious backgrounds during an interview session, Bishop Chikuni said all the problems haunting humanity are resulting from dysfunctional families, so there is need to join hands and fight the problem.
“We all come from one God. We may have different belief systems but we all have the same goal, that is, the goal of peace, the goal of unity, the goal of love. So for us to be united, there is need to restore families first as we prepare to welcome Family Federation For World Peace and Unification’s (FFWPU) founder, Mother Moon on her maiden tour.
“These problems are affecting everyone, be it a chief, pastor, captain of industry or an ordinary person. The problem is everywhere and as such there is need to put our heads together regardless of religious affiliation.”
Speaking on behalf of Chief Seke, Masimba Rubatika, a member of the chieftainship of the Seke clan reiterated that the programme is important because it is brings about peace within families and helps to get rid of early marriages so as to spur development among communities.
Mutema said, “Most marriages are dysfunctional due to evil spirits that come from sides of both spouses. It is everyone’s wish to have peace in his or her marriage. In order to have peace there is need to restore marriages first in an orderly manner to realise development among our communities as well as massive campaigns against child marriages.
“As traditional leadership, we really appreciate and join hands with churches in fighting for gender equality and justice prevalence to those purportedly viewed as victims of social injustices in eliminating social fragmentation of all sectors of our communities,” Mutema said.