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Presidential and Interfaith Call to Prayer Across Liberia

On 18 November, a joint press conference to end violence was held, with participation from the Ministry of Gender and Development, UNICEF and Association of Traditional and Religious leaders of Liberia.

UNICEF is now coordinating with the President’s Office to craft a pre-recorded call for prayer which will air on all radio stations across the country. In the message, the President will call on the nation for a minute of prayer on 20 November at midday requesting that everyone stop what they are doing, wherever they are, to pray to end violence against children of Liberia. Further, UNICEF together with the Inter- Religious Council, an association of all religious leaders of Liberia - Christian, Muslim and traditional, has organized for all churches to ring their bells and imams to call for prayer at noon on Wednesday. In addition, the Women in Prayer Network (WIPNET) will pray to stop violence against children on 20 November. WIPNET will go from line ministry to line ministry (Justice, Interior, Gender and Development, Health and Social Welfare) culminating the day in front of the Presidential Palace.

The UNICEF press release for the Liberia event is available for download on the right- hand side of this page. AllAfrica.com also published the article Liberia: Children Raped Everyday Here - Says Ellen As Liberia Marks Children's Day With Prayers. To read it please follow the link: http://dayofprayerandaction.org/news/world-day-news-and-media/399-liberia-children-raped-everyday-here-says-ellen-as-liberia-marks-children-s-day-with-prayers.

 

keywords: interfaith, Muslim, Christian, multi-faith initiative, presidential radio address, news media

Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Location:
Liberia

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