Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS) has said it would organise a World Charity Day where food items, beverages and clothing materials would be given out to both members and non members through its welfare and philanthropic arm, the Universal Mercy Fellowship on December 27, 2022.
The organisation also disclosed it was holding its 4th Leader Olumba Olumba Obu Annual Public Lecture series on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Transcorp Hotel Calabar. The lecture, it was learnt, has the theme ‘Unification of the Human Race: Leader O.O.OBU, the Uncharted Path To Lasting Peace.’
The spokesman of the organization, Patriarch Christ Shepherd Amah Williams, who made this known while addressing Journalists, said the events were to mark the grand Birthday celebration of its founder, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, which is slated for December 30, 2022.
He said the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Lokoja, Prof Olayemi Akinwumi and Dr Francis Falako of the Department of Religious Studies University of Lagos would deliver lectures at the event.
According to Patriarch Christ Shepherd Williams, the BCS would also dole out mouthwatering prizes to deserving gospel artistes at its International headquarters in Calabar.
Dr. Williams, who is a University don himself, recalled that the Brotherhood had, last year, gave out nearly N20m to young artistes from different nations in different categories, and added,”Love and bearing one another’s burdens remains the cardinal teaching of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu.
“He demonstrates this to His adherents and others by practically taking care of their welfare, even at his discomfort. This year’s World Charity Day shall also witness visits to Correctional Centres, IDP camps and giving out alms across Nigeria and elsewhere.”
The spokesman explained further that the Public Lecture, which started in December 2019, is a platform to showcase and reflect on the enduring legacies, teaching and accomplishments of Leader Obu.
He gave the names of global leaders and scholars that featured in last year’s Lectures to include former Cross River governor, Donald Duke; a staunch Pan Africanist, Prof Patrick Lumumba and former president of DR Congo, Dr Joseph Kabila, who was represented by Dr Lawson Mbuggus.
“We wish to also make it abundantly clear to leaders of the world and government at all levels that the solution to the myriads of problems bedeviling mankind today can be found in the teachings of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu as encapsulated in volumes of his Everlasting Gospel.
“We make bold to say that except leaders of the world embrace the divine precepts of Beotherhood of man, where all forms of discrimination shall cease to exist, and the fatherhood of God, where all men shall worship the one and only Living God as taught by Leader Obu, man shall continue to grope in spiritual darkness,” he stated
Speaking specifically about Nigerian situation, the spokesman insisted that the country’s leaders should humble and draw close to their leader whom he claimed is the Custodian of peace.