133 nations ready for 2nd edition of Africa Spiritual Day at CCCI Calabar – Bishop Isong
By Nsan Ndoma-Neji
Arrangements have reached its crescendo by the leadership of the Christian Central Chapel International CCCI, a.k.a Faith Mansion World Centre, City of Testimonies Ikot Ene-obong 8 Miles Calabar, to play host to 133 nations who had indicated interest to participate in the 2nd edition of Africa Spiritual Day scheduled to take place on Sunday, in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, South South Zone, Nigeria.
Presiding Bishop and General Overseer of CCCI, Bishop Dr Gospel Emmah Isong stated this in a telephone conversation on Saturday in Calabar.
Isong stressed that the mega event which has men and women of different faith warming up to take part in the mega interreligious ceremony would be made of high number of participants who are to participate physically at the event with others by zoom.
Organised by Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD), Universal Peace Federation UPF, the ceremony would provide a platform for believers of different faith and traditions to pray together to God for the good of the nation and mankind despite the perceived differences that exist.
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Isong a National Publicity Secretary, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria PFN, who spoke on the theme; ‘Abasiakara’, meaning God rules, stressed that during the ceremony, inspiration shall be shared among the various religious leaders who would be present at the ceremony; they would pray together fervently to God for the promotion and restoration of peace and development of Africa.
The cleric stated, “Spirituality is Africa’s greatest asset, with this, IAPD seeks to foster a shiny and bright continent based on the principles of interdependence.
“Mutual prosperity, and universally shared values, in line with the pronouncement by IAPD founder, Dr. Hark Ja Han Moon.
Continuing that apart from the event which would serve as a platform for prayers that shall provide for spiritual need of clerics of different faith, the mega ceremony would also serve as a foundation for peace and sustainable development in Africa.
While giving an insight on those to grace the occasion, Isong said, “The April 16 event will feature Imboni, Dr. uZwi-Lezwe Radebe, IAPD-Africa Chairman and founder of The Revelation Spiritual Home; El Hadj Habib Kane, Director of Religious Affairs, Mali.
“Father Louison Emerick Bissila Mbila, Chaplain at AU from Ethiopia; Venerable Dr Ilukpitiye Panasekara, Chief Monk Buddhist, Tanzania and Bishop Dr. Emmah Gospel Isong, Presiding Bishop of CCCI, Nigeria, and many more from other faith traditions.”