Sunday, 5 July 2009

Meeting with Kenneth Kaunda, a true interfaith believer

I had the honor of meeting Kenneth Kaunda-former President of Zambia at a club in St. James's in London. Kenneth Kaunda is currently promoting the African continent and emphasized the need for Africa to reduce its levels of corruption through increased transparency. This should culminate throughout the continent of Africa and help it to shape its own destiny choosing its own destiny. Kaunda came from a Presbyterian background which has influenced his ethical outlook. Kaunda stressed the common link of Abrahamic faiths and an underlying religious principle that underpins all interfaith efforts are ‘Loving thy neighbour’ and 'Do not do unto others what you would not have done unto yourself’. True observance of these principles naturally promotes not only inter-communal tolerance, but appreciation too.

I found President Kaunda to be highly motivated, compassionate and intelligent with a great vision of the future, a good man in all respects.

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