Heads of religious institutions like the Catholic Church, Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, Cameroon Baptist Convention as well as the Muslim faith all led the population in prayers at the Molyko Omnisports stadium.
The gathering fell in line with the ecumenical week of prayers for peace and Justice in Cameroon launched by this group of faith-based denominations.
To start the day, the various religious leaders led the population in a peace march through the streets of Molyko to the Omnisports stadium where prayers were conducted.
The gathering held under the slogan “Farmers of peace; plant peace and harvest peace”, the population was called upon to shun hate, promote peace through their words and actions.
Addressing the crowd gathered, the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, the Right Reverend Samuel Fonki told the population that their roles as farmers of peace should be to sow seeds in whatever they do for all to harvest peace. He told the population they will either be remembered for creating or solving a problem thus their actions should always be guarded by principles of peace.
On his part the Imam of Buea, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar urged the population to adopt peace and justice as their main virtues. He added that for society to strive, God’s word must be preached peacefully. In the name of every religion, let peace be the focus, he said.
Other rallying calls from the Roman Catholic Chucrh as well as the Cameroon Baptist Convention called on the population not to pay evil with evil but to “put the sword” back in its place and show the path of peace to all “evildoers”.