Brotherhood urges UN to address issues of racism, strengthen peaceful coexistence

Spiritual Head of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BSC), Leader Olumba Olumba Obu
The spiritual leader of The Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, Olumba Olumba Obu

By PATRICK ABANG, Calabar –

The Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS) has called on the United Nations to do more to ensure peaceful and hate-free world even as they prepare to celebrate International Peace Day on 21 September, 2022.

BCS World Peace Committee headed by Justice Achibong Archibong of the Akwa Ibom State Judiciary made the call in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

Justice Archibong urged the world body to address the effects of hate speech, wars and violence directed at racial minorities.

He stressed that many countries were presently enmeshed in wars, strifes and other forms of civil unrest.

BSC, however, called on the UN to use the day to emphasise on need for peace to realise the source of peace, adding that, as an organisation, they will consolidate on their global networks to mediate in war-torn communities and countries to live in peace and forgiveness.

He said; “This is intended without recourse to the divine source of attaining peaceful co-existence of the entire human race.

“It is for the above reason we are poised at ensuring that the message of peace and love is emphasised by all.

“Achieving global peace is not only linked to the absence of crises but all should recognise that the giver of peace who is God is alive.”

“Through its joint committee of the BCS Peace Board, Security and Legal Departments they have invited the general public to join them to celebrate the day and proclaim the Giver of Peace as a way of ending needless wars and hate”, he said in the statement.

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