Churches have been challenged to preach and promote peaceful environment ahead of 2018 elections.

This was said by the visiting members of the World Council of Churches who are in the country.

The leader of the delegation, Dr Olav Tveit and Professor Isabel Phiri said the relationship between the church and its people is very important in nation building.

Zimbabwe Council of Churches Secretary General, Dr Kenneth Mtata also highlighted the need for churches to promote and maintain a peaceful environment.

Most churches in Zimbabwe are affiliated to the Zimbabwe Council of Churches.