…Holds At CCCI, Calabar
By Nsan Ndoma-Neji, Calabar
Arrangements 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, which had indicated interest to participate in the second edition of the Africa Spiritual Day scheduled to take place on Sunday, in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, in South South zone, Nigeria, have reached a crescendo
The presiding Bishop and General Overseer of CCCI, Bishop Dr Gospel Emmah Isong, stated this during a telephone conversation with CompassNG on Saturday in Calabar.
Isong stressed that the mega event, which has men and women of different faith warming up to take part in, is an Interreligious ceremony, which some participants would be physically present while others would join via zoom.
Organised by the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development, IAPD, and the Universal Peace Federation, UPF, the ceremony would provide a platform for believers of different faiths and traditions to pray together to God for the good of the nation and mankind, despite the perceived differences that exist.
Isong, the National Publicity Secretary of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, said that theme of this year’s event is ‘Abasiakara,’ which means ‘God Rules,’ stressing that during the ceremony, inspiration shall be shared among the various religious leaders, who would be present at the ceremony.
He added that 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.
Bishop Isong added that apart from the event, which would serve as a platform for prayers that shall provide for spiritual need of clerics of different faiths, the mega ceremony would also serve as a foundation for peace and sustainable development in Africa.
Giving an insight into those who would 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.”