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Clergy sensitised on clean election

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Pastors and associate pastors with civil society leaders during the clean election campaign at NEISSR, Dimapur, on November 11.

Dimapur, Nov 14 (EMN): Dimapur Christian Forum (DCF) has organised its first clean election campaign on November 11 at North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR) conference hall, Dimapur, in collaboration with Peace Channel which was attended by religious leaders from different walks of life on the theme “The role of Christian leaders in respond to clean election.”
The main motive of organising the campaign was to bring leaders and people representatives from different backgrounds and create awareness regarding the malpractices and ill effect of election which has affected the life of the Nagas.
The resource person Dr. Pangernungba Kechu, Professor of Oriental Theological Seminary (OTS) and member of NBCC Clean Election Committee, has stressed on the role of Christian leaders in respond to clean election. Emphasising on the role of the religious leaders, he also quoted some of the scriptures from the Bible. Basing on the topic he also narrated some of the challenges that are being faced by the people in our society.
He stated that if the people do not fight collectively on the malpractices of election, then Church as a social institution would suffer. He also added that in order to respond positively to the burning issue in the society, religious leaders should preach the gospel as a conviction and to implement clean election.
Yapang, pastor of DBPF, said the invocation followed by a welcome address delivered by Rev. RP Murry, chairman of DCF.
There was a session for group discussion where the participants shared their views and even contributed with their thoughtful suggestions. Simon Kelio from DUCCF highlighted on how the concept of pledge stickers for clean election came into being with the initiatives of churches, DUCCF and GBs’ Union. The launching and dedication of pledge sticker on clean election was performed by the senior pastors and reverends, while the vote of thanks was delivered by Rev. Thebemo Yanthan.
The programme was moderated by Rev. Fr. Chacko K, Secretary of DCF. It was informed that Peace Channel would spearhead the clean election campaign and continue creating awareness to the people in order to bring peace and justice for all. DCF with the religious leaders summed up with an action plan to organise a programme inclusive of pastors, chairmen, GBs and youth leaders on November 17.

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