Seeks to promote good governance and respect for human rights.
Christian Council of Lesotho is recognised nationally and regionally for social and political stability and reconciliation. This accolade has been manifested in the role the council played over the years which led to the establishment of the rule of democracy. The strength of CCL is drawn from the fact that most citizens and political leaders are members of churches who are members of CCL and regard it as independent, unifying organisation that advocates for the disenfranchised and puts Basotho interest first, thus, the leadership of the Council has legitimate authority.
The council therefore through its Good governance programme and Heads of churches seeks to promote good governance and respect for human rights. This, it does through community gatherings, radio and tv presentations. It has since come to the realisation of the Council that majority of the population of Lesotho is oblivious of their rights, principles of good governance and their obligations thereof. Thus, as a prophetic voice CCL through this programme endeavours to enlighten the public of their obligations and rights so far as principles of good governance are concerned. This is in line with the verse in Hosea 4.6 (My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge). We find it our responsibility to enlighten the public on issues that nobody seems enlighten them on. Currently Christian Council of Lesotho is carrying out awareness campaigns throughout the country on the 5 areas of constitutional reforms. Following the launch of the reform process by the Prime Minister on the 5th December 2016, the Council has taken upon itself to assess the knowledge of and educate the general public on the constitution and the 5 areas of reforms therein. It has thus come to the Council’s attention that majority of the population does not know the constitution and its contents, let alone what to reform inside it.
The CCL has been assisted by different partners for a while to carry its mandate and promote peace building efforts. Most support has been in the area of mediation and dialogue, and appreciated limited direct financial support occasionally.