A further Call for a New Era in Malawi: Leadership at the service of citizens

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In our 2018 Pastoral letter, A Call for a New Era in Malawi, we emphasized the necessity of ushering in “a new era” characterized by
a change of mindset, fairness and justice for all, genuine democracy, respect for the Constitution and the rule of law, respect for the dignity
of all, freedom of expression and association, equal opportunity for all, care for the environment, quality public service delivery and leadership which is at the service of citizens and national unity.

This call was consistent with our previous pastoral letters such as Living our Faith (1992), Choosing our Future (1993), Building our
Future (1994), Choosing our Leaders in the Forthcoming Elections (2003), Taking Responsibility for our Future: Together Towards the
2009 Elections (2008), Reading the Signs of the Times (2010) and Strengthening the Vision of our Destiny (2013) in which we talked
about issues that persist to this day.

More than ever before, the need for ushering in “a new era in Malawi” has reached a critical stage where we can either degenerate into a failed state or rise to a unified, orderly and prosperous nation. “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19).

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