Diverse views are expressed about the role of the Church in Society and the relationship
between religion and politics for that matter. One view is that, our world is God's world
and the Church's role is not just preparing people for the world here after but also serving
as the agent of making life better in the present. The other, is for the Church to
concentrate on preparing people for heaven and leave the rest to the social structures of
society. These views are further complicated by the general observation of many that
politics is a dirty game and whether or not, the church must be involved in the political
process of the country remains an issue of debate.
The Christian Council of Ghana since its formation has demonstrated how Christian
ecumenical bodies could play important roles in the political, social and economic
processes of the country. This research investigated the Christian Council of Ghana and
public policy of the nation. The main objective of the research is to examine the level of
participation and impact of Christian Council of Ghana on public policy in the country.
The research also examined the theological bases for the advocacy role of the Christian
Council of Ghana among others.
The research employed a historical approach and the main research tools were interviews,
administration of sets of questionnaires and participant observation. The main findings of
the research revealed that the Christian Council of Ghana has attempted to influence
public policy through the top hierarchy of the institution. The findings also revealed that
the Council has succeeded on many occasions to influence the Government to suspend
certain policies that were not in the interest of the public. The research also showed the
methods or strategies of the Council in influencing public policies.
Based on the findings, the researcher made some recommendations for improvement in
the relationship between the Council and Government and how the Council could still
influence public policies in Ghana.
Eastern Network, L (2021). Christian Council Of Ghana (Ccg) And Public Policy. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 08, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/christian-council-of-ghana-ccg-and-public-policy
Library, Eastern Network. "Christian Council Of Ghana (Ccg) And Public Policy" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 07 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/christian-council-of-ghana-ccg-and-public-policy . Accessed 08 May. 2021.
Library, Eastern Network. "Christian Council Of Ghana (Ccg) And Public Policy". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 07 Apr. 2021. Web. 08 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/christian-council-of-ghana-ccg-and-public-policy >.
Library, Eastern Network. "Christian Council Of Ghana (Ccg) And Public Policy" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 08, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/christian-council-of-ghana-ccg-and-public-policy