A Calabar-based spiritual organisation, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS), has called on the United Nations to address the issue of hate speech, wars, racism and violence which are most times directed at minorities.
The organisation gave the advice through a statement from its World Peace Committee which was signed by Justice Osai Ahiakwo on behalf of Justice Achibong Archibong of the Akwa Ibom State Judiciary, who heads the Committee.
The statement stressed that many countries were presently enmeshed in wars, strives and other forms of civil unrest and therefore charged the UN to use the celebration of the International Peace Day, scheduled for 21 September 2022 to emphasise on the need for peaceful co-existence.
It said that as an organisation, the BCS would consolidate on their global networks to mediate in war-torn communities and countries live in peace and forgiveness.
“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,” he stated. The statement noted that the Peace Board, Security and Legal Departments had extended invitation to everyone to join them in celebrating International Peace Day, saying the day would be used to proclaim the Giver of Peace as a way of ending needless wars and hate-propelled speeches