Sunday, October 26, 2008

Zimbabwe Church Leader Brings Struggle to Geneva

Geneva, 26 October 2008
By: Marlon Zakeyo

One of Zimbabwe's leading theologians and human rights defender, Rev Dr Levee Kadenge has arrived in Switzerland to give voice to the worsening humanitarian crisis and provide insight on the response of church organisations to the political paralysis in Zimbabwe. The firebrand retired Methodist Church bishop has played a crucial role in rallying religious leaders and organisations towards speaking frankly and openly against repressive rule, violence and corruption, through his work with organisations such as the Christian Alliance of Zimbabwe, Save Zimbabwe Campaign and Ecumenical Support Service among others.

Whilst in Switzerland, Dr Kadenge will hold briefings with several leaders of international ecumenical organisations, Swiss churches and civil society, relief agencies and members of the press in Geneva and the capital Bern. On October 28, he will address a public meeting on 'The State of the Church in Zimbabwe and its Response to the Political Crisis,' at the Geneva headquarters of the World Council of Churches. Dr Kadenge is being hosted by the Zimbabwe Advocacy Office in Geneva and the World Student Christian Federation.

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