Bishop calls for redefinition of national ‘peace and tranquility' JIANG ALIPO Daily News; Sunday,March 23, 2008 @00:03 RETIRING Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Tanzania Donald Mtetemela said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that persistent social problems threatens Tanzania's peace and stability. "When we are praying this Easter we should ask ourselves if our nation and Tanzanian society has true peace and tranquility. There may be no killings in our country like in our neighbours, but should we say that we have peace just because there are no sounds of guns in the streets?" asked the archbishop. He was giving his last Easter greeting as the archbishop of the church. The bishop wondered if peace could be maintained in a society where there is uneven distribution of wealth; where there is a yawning gap between the poor and the rich, where the HIV/AIDS pandemic is ravaging society, where there is corruption, where use of narcotics was growing. The bishop said Christians should only give ‘Peace be Upon You' greeting when they are not the sources of pain, discrimination and wrongdoings in the society. He is expected to retire on May 25, this year. The newly elected Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Tanzania is Dr Valentino Mokiwa.