The Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) says the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation clause does not jeopardise religious tolerance in the country.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka, EFZ Executive Director, Pukuta Mwanza, said it was unrealistic for anyone to allege that the clause would cause discrimination as it has been in existence for the 21 years and had not caused any discrimination.
He was reacting to a statement by a UK-based lawyer, Muna Ndulo, who alleged that the clause may have serious repercussions.
Rev Mwanza said the declaration adds value to the country’s democracy as Christian principles are in harmony with good governance.
Meanwhile the Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAOG) says the assumptions that the clause may cause conflict are not founded.
In an interview with ZANIS, PAOG Deputy Chief Bishop, Joshua Banda, said there was no need to remove the clause as it has had no any repercussions in the past 21 years it has been in existence.