LCC To Launch Nationwide Consultations, Over 70,000 Ear-marked for the Process

The Liberia Council of Churches has disclosed plans to launch a Fund Drive, targeting more than seven thousand United States dollars.

Money raised from the exercise will be used to educate Liberians on the importance of Liberia becoming a Christian Nation, in terms of widening the scope of the discussions.

The Program is organized by the Technical Committee which is an offspring of the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC). It was founded by LCC in 2015 in response to work done by the Constitution Reform Committee (CRC), in Gbarnga, Bong County.

The Council of Churches was asked by the CRC to give its position on "Liberia becoming a Christian Nation".

The Liberia Council of Churches said the Initiative is intended to gather the views of all Liberians and equally provide information and awareness of the importance of Liberia becoming a Christian Nation.

"This is important to ensure that there is no misunderstanding and confusion about Liberia becoming a Christian Nation, as a decision overwhelmingly taken at the recently held Constitution Review Process held in Gbarnga, Bong County" stressed LCC Officials.

The disclosure was made during the week by four officials of the Technical Committee on the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC), when they spoke to the Media in Paynesville. They include Rev. Rita Townsend, Deacon Francis Horton, Rev. Silas Harris and Rev. Melvin Kennedy.

Rev. Rita Townsend, Deacon Francis Horton, Silas Harris and Rev. Melvin Kennedy said the LCC Consultative Process has been carried out in Montserrado County with the holding of series of meetings by the LCC with dignitaries, including the Liberian Leader, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as well as some Lawmakers of the 53rd National Legislature, among others.

The LCC four officials said outcome of the meetings with the personalities has proven to be fruitful as they all welcomed the move by the LCC to gather the views of Liberians as to reasons Liberia should become a Christian Nation.

The officials said holding to the fact that Montserrado is not Liberia, the LCC taught it necessary to get the involvement of every Liberian on the clause in the Constitution Review Process holding to the debate raised by some Citizens that Liberia should become a Christian Nation.

According to them, the Seventy thousand United States dollars expected to be raised Sunday will immensely contribute to the Liberia Council of Churches' Constitution Review Process Consultation as it will afford the LCC to go from town to towns and village to villages to get the input of all Citizens on the ongoing debate of Liberia becoming a Christian Nation.

The fund raising program will be held at the Providence Baptist Church in Central Monrovia on Sunday, September 27, the historical Church which plays a pivotal role in the Country’s history.

"Several high personalities in Liberia and the Christian Community have consented to the call by the Liberia Council of Churches and promised to be in full attendance and fully support the Initiative", said Rev. Rita Townsend, Deacon Francis Horton, Rev. Silas Harris and Rev. Melvin Kennedy.

The LCC officials have meanwhile clarified that the move is not intended to hasten the thoughts of Liberians to making Liberia a Christian Nation but rather to get the views of those Liberians that want Liberia become a Christian Nation.

They are therefore reminding the Christian Community, friends and partners to turnout Sunday afternoon in their mass to ensure the success of the fund raising program at the Providence Baptist Church.  

The LCC Technical Committee officials are also encouraging contributions through mobile money, or through Ecobank in both currencies. They can also be reached through phone numbers: (+231) 888-963-131. They assured that the funds will truly be accounted for and will be used for the intended purpose, as the Committee will continue to prioritize proper accountability and transparency.

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