The church's involvement in politics in Africa: passive or evaluative?
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In its involvement in politics, the Church in Africa should know that politics is not its first calling. However, as the conscience of society, the Church must address moral issues and measure public actions in society by biblical standards of justice and righteousness. When it addresses political issues, the church must not do it at the risk of weakening its primary mission. Otherwise, it simply becomes another political interest group. The real issue for the Church in Africa therefore is not whether it should be involved in politics or contend for laws that affect the moral behavior of the citizens. Rather the question is how?