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Statement on the National Peace Convention and the National Day of Prayer to be held on 24-25th of May 2004
A Call for Peace
The Church and civil society leadership would like to call upon Zimbabweans from all walks of life to seize on the opportunity presented by the National Peace Convention and the National Day of Prayer to be held on the 24th and 25th of May respectively and campaign for peace and prosperity for our beloved country.
We are persuaded that true development will remain elusive until there is genuine democracy, respect for human rights, accountable governance and peace. We would like to reiterate that the call for peaceful co-existence and tolerance are fundamental pillars upon which Zimbabwe’s transformation should be built. Peaceful co-existence and tolerance are fundamental pillars of our common humanity "ubuntu"/unhu. The National Peace Convention, which is to be held under the theme, Seek Peace and Pursue It (Psalms 34vs14), is an opportunity to revive a culture of peace in our country that has been afflicted by violence, intolerance, starvation and the HIV/Aids pandemic.
It is only through the Word Of God that our nation can be saved from degenerating into politics of chaos and retribution. We therefore call upon all stakeholders such as the government and the political parties, the youths and civil society in this country to boldly oppose the monster of violence. The strife that is evident in our communities epitomized by lack of co-existence between and among people of different political divides is cause for concern to the church and all who fight for peace and justice.
Any efforts aimed at nation building are doomed to fail, if we allow violence to rear its ugly head again. It is only peace with justice that will ensure both economic and political prosperity for our nation and restore confidence in leadership and government. Such that the people are proud of their country and ready to work for it.
We implore Zimbabweans to go to various centers throughout the country on the 25th of May and pray for peace, love and tolerance to prevail in our country, both now and in future.
Do not miss this great occasion to pray for the good of the country!! Be a true patriot! Let us build together and with other Peacemakers.
For more information on these two important events please contact the organizers on: 04-750949/442988 or E-mail:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org