Church of Pentecost launches “Agent of Peace Campaign”

By
Morkporkpor Anku, GNA

Accra, Sept. 9, GNA – The Church of
Pentecost Worldwide has launched its “Agent of Peace Campaign” aimed at
challenging Christians across the nation to make themselves Agents of Peace as
we head to the December General Elections.

The initiative is designed to educate and
challenge members of the Church of Pentecost to become Agents of Change.

Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, Chairman,
Church of Pentecost, speaking at the launch in Accra said it is the duty of all
citizens to champion the cause of peace during and after the forthcoming
elections.

He said as a church, leadership was
interested more on the sustainability of peace, since the church has its
headquarter in Ghana.

He said peace is an essential commodity in
nation building, therefore, it is the mandate of all to support the efforts of
leaders and authorities.

He called on leaders and members of
political parties to desist from insulting one another during their campaign
tours.

He said as agents of peace, the leadership
have suggested some acceptable behaviours, which needs to be upheld including
avoidance of needless arguments, avoidance of abusive language and avoidance of
the use of derogatory comments.

Mr Emmanuel Zumakpeh, the Director of
Administration of the National Democratic Congress, commended the leadership of
the Church for their effort to promote peace in the country.

He, therefore, called on all in authority to
continue to champion and propagate peace related issues for national
development.

There were peace messages from the New
Patriotic Party and other groups within the church.

As part of the campaign, leadership has
designed a guide for Ministers and Church leaders.

Pastors are not allowed to use the church’s
pulpit as a political platform to propagate their support for a particular candidate.

In the same vein, they are not allowed to
speak disparagingly about the party or candidate, they don’t like from their
pulpit.

As much as possible, for the sake of unity
of the congregation, the leadership of the Church are encouraged to keep their
political persuasions private.

GNA

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