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Thrift a sign of Christian living says Archbishop: The Church of England Newspaper, October 14, 2012 p 6. October 16, 2012

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Archbishop Eliud Wabukala

Self-reliance and thrift should be the hallmarks of Christian living, the Archbishop of Kenya said last week, urging Anglicans not to rely upon the state or political leaders to build their churches.

Speaking at St Peter’s Osasme Church in Teso North in the Diocese of Katakwa on 2 Oct 2012, Archbishop Eliud Wabukala said “what a credible church needs to do is just buy envelopes for Christians to give their tithe on Sundays instead of waiting for politicians to come to their rescue.”

Relying upon politicians to help raise funds entangled the church in partisan politics, he warned, noting that the spirit of Christian giving was for the poor “whose only possession is a chicken, they can sell it for Sh500 and surrender Sh50 as tithe. This is the spirit of development that we need.”

First printed in The Church of England Newspaper.

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