Christians asked to promote peace, justice

Most-Rev.-Emmanuel-AsanteChairman of the National Peace Council, Most Reverend .Professor. Emmanuel Asante, has urged Christians to promote peace and justice in the country.

He asked them to guard against violence during the elections, saying the country could no embark on any meaningful development without peace and justice.

Most Rev. Asante made the call at a public lecture, organised by the Valley View University, on the theme: “Enhancing peace before, during and after elections: the role of the religious community in Ghana.”

He said the quest for peace and justice must be an ongoing agenda in Ghana, the beacon of peace and justice in Africa.

He said there was the need to address the problems of poverty, illiteracy and weaknesses in the electoral regulatory system.

Most Rev. Asante condemned abuse of human rights, and asked the clergy to be politically neutral.

He advised Ghanaians not to vote for political parties that entice the electorate with gifts, but rather vote for parties that had proven themselves worthy of their votes.

The president of the Islamic University College, Dr. Moshen Maarefi, said faith based organizations have a role to play in sustaining the peace of a country.

 

 

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