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LCC FACES INTERNAL DEBATE OVER LEADERSHIP’S GOVERNMENT ROLES

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MONROVIA – The Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) recently held a meeting to discuss the council’s position on significant national issues and address concerns over its leadership. The meeting was prompted by the dual roles of Dr. Samuel Reeves, who currently serves as both the President of the LCC and the President of Grand Bassa Community College. Additionally, Dr. Reeves holds positions on major government boards.

Some council members have called for Dr. Reeves to step down, arguing that his multiple roles could compromise his ability to critically assess and speak out against any wrongdoings within the government. They fear that these dual responsibilities may hinder the LCC’s capacity to function as an independent and critical voice on national matters. Conversely, others within the council believe that Dr. Reeves has not committed any wrongdoing and should continue in his roles.

During the meeting, a recommendation was made that Dr. Reeves should refrain from frequently speaking publicly on behalf of the council. Instead, it was suggested that the secretariat should handle public communications to maintain impartiality. This recommendation comes amid concerns from the opposition and the public about the LCC’s silence on pressing national issues.

Research indicates that while there is no specific law in Liberia that prohibits LCC officials from holding government positions, potential conflicts of interest and the principle of separation of church and state are critical considerations. Ethically, it is considered problematic for high-ranking church officials to hold government positions, as the church is expected to act as a moral advocate for the marginalized.

To address these concerns and preserve its integrity, it would be prudent for the LCC to revisit its internal regulations. Disallowing its leaders from holding key governmental positions could help ensure the council remains an impartial and critical voice in national matters.

The debate within the LCC reflects broader concerns about maintaining the church’s role as a moral authority and the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest that could undermine its mission. Credit: Nyantee Genero Samuel Togba

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