The Inquirer (Monrovia)

11 July 2014

Liberia: LCC Concerned About Violent Protest, Others

The Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) condemns the recent unfortunate events in Yekepa, Nimba County which led to the destruction of properties of ArcelorMittal and disruption of normalcy in that area.

The Council considers the actions as unacceptable and inimical to the cry for peace and stability and calls on Government of Liberia to institute the proper investigation to establish the causes, actions and remedies to avoid a recurrence.

The Liberia Council of Churches is also extremely concerned about the alarming reports of the spread of EBOLA in the country and calls on ALL churches and people of faith to join in the fight against the deadly virus.

The Council noted that since the renewed outbreak of Ebola in the country, the LCC and Inter-Religious Council of Liberia (IRCL) have remain engaged with authorities of the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders on how to help curtail the spread of the disease through increased public awareness and prayer intervention.

The Council calls on all churches and church leaders including our ecumenical partners to pause for a few minutes and lead a special prayer this Sunday, July 13 for the eradication of the disease from the country.

The Council expresses regrets and shares in the pains of residents of Monrovia who have been uprooted from their homes due to the heavy rains and flooding.

Meanwhile, the Council congratulates its current President, Rt. Rev. Dr. Jonathon B.B. Hart, Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Liberia, on his election and enthronement as Archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa (IPWA) In the Anglican Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA) on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Cathedral Church of The Holy Trinity on Broad Street.

May God endow him with the wisdom and resource required to faithfully lead the people of his church in the Province of West Africa and bring glory to His name.

In these times of national challenges, the Council calls on ALL Liberians and people of goodwill to continue to pray for the peace and tranquility of the nation especially as we move towards the celebration of our 167th Independence Anniversary. Let us submit ourselves to the will of God for our nation.

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