Pray ‘fervently’ for peace in elections, says Kenya archbishop

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Eliud Wabukala has called on all Kenyans to pray “fervently” for peace during the forthcoming general elections.His appeal came in a statement released after a meeting convened by the Anglican Church of Kenya to “consult and reflect” on “healing and reconciliation” as the country approaches its next general elections on March 4.“Kenyans need to pray for healing and reconciliation in order to overcome the lingering bitterness from past violence,” he said. “Let all Kenyans pray for peace, unity and tolerance. This is a call to fervent, concerted prayer for our nation, her potential leaders and citizens.”The last general elections in 2007 were marred by violence and killings. More than 1,300 people died and between 180,000 to 250,000 were displaced during the post-election violence.“While in the past, electoral seasons have been characterized by animosity, tensions and violence, as happened on a grand scale in 2007/2008, we exhort Kenyans to seize the moment and do it differently this time by shunning violence,” said Wabukala.Wabukala reminded Kenyans of the importance of these particular elections to their country. “We are in a decisive moment that will lay foundations for the future,” he said. “We cannot conduct peaceful campaigns and elections without divine intervention.”The archbishop also reminded Kenyan voters to take time to examine carefully the candidates aspiring for political office to ensure that “Kenya is led at all levels by men and women who have humility and lead with integrity, transparency, and accountability.”In a separate interview, Joyce Mwangi, documentation and communications officer for the Anglican Church of Kenya, revealed that the province partnered with the media and other churches in Kenya to organize and broadcast the first-ever televised debate for presidential aspirants on Feb. 14.“This was a debate with a Christian edge. Issues of morality and ethics such as abortion and corruption took center stage,” she said. “It was an effort to make leaders accountable to the people.” Mwangi also said that through the Kenyan Anglican Youth Organisation, the church has taken a “proactive” role of ensuring that youths actively participate in the elections without engaging in violent activities.“We have come up with a youth initiative called Wanjika, a Swahili term meaning ‘I will be accountable,’” she said. “It calls upon all the youths in the country to peacefully participate in the elections.”The Anglican Church in Kenya is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that peace prevails in the elections. “We have asked each and every parish to make sure that every service talks about peace, active participation in elections and the acceptance of the election results,” said Mwangi.Wabukala also challenged the security wing of government to continuously reassure Kenyans of the plans they have in place to avert a breakdown in law and order during the entire elections period.“We call upon the inspector general of police to use every legal avenue available to ensure that law and order is maintained during the campaigns, polling and after,” he said. “It is also important for all Kenyans to remain vigilant and alert during the electioneering period in view of the fact that we are still vulnerable to terror attacks.”The archbishop added: “Let us remember that our beloved nation is for us and the generations to come, our heritage from God. We have a responsibility to build a stable, prosperous and godly nation for ourselves and for those who will come after us, otherwise, history will judge this generation harshly.” Submit a Press Release Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion Pray ‘fervently’ for peace in elections, says Kenya archbishop New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Bellah ZuluPosted Feb 18, 2013 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

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Garda manhunt underway for driver of car that collided with Gardai

first_imgLimerickNewsGarda manhunt underway for driver of car that collided with GardaiBy David Raleigh – May 3, 2021 930 Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook A Garda manhunt is underway for the driver of a car that failed to stop for gardai before it collided with a Garda vehicle, in Co Limerick.The incident occurred in Murroe village, south east county Limerick, around 9am this morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A Garda spokesman confirmed gardai were “investigating an incident of dangerous driving that took place in the Murroe village area of Limerick, at approximately 9am”.“Gardaí observed a vehicle driving in the area which failed to stop for Gardaí. A managed containment operation ensued and the driver of the car crashed into a ditch and while reversing out of the ditch, reversed into a Garda vehicle.”“The driver fled the scene on foot and the female passenger remained at the scene,” they added.Gardai said there were no injuries during the incident and their investigations were “ongoing”. WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Printcenter_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Email Previous articleAn Garda Síochána – Please Continue To Act Responsibly To Protect Yourself and Your Loved OnesNext articleLimerick Brother and sister compete for Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal David Raleigh Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

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