Herstelling church advocates against domestic violence

first_imgIn the midst of its grand 50th anniversary celebrations, the Herstelling Assembly of God Global Outreach Centre is calling on the public to engage themselves in violence-free activities while making conscious decisions.Under the title “An Action Against Domestic Violence”, a series of activities is organised from October 19-22 at the church and all are encouraged to participate. The organisers are certain that this will aid in the elimination of domestic violence in the country.Starting from Friday, a prayer service was slated for all victims and survivors which will be followed by a street march today. On October 21, Dr Michelle Shiwnandan will lead a church service on the development of family values. The events will conclude on October 22 with a family discussion as Attorney Kavorn Williams speaks on “Domestic Violence: The Problem, The Law and You.”Pastor Ravindra Shiwnandan believes there is an important place for the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which sets the parameters for individuals to measure their degree of freedom from domestic violence.Shiwnandan also agrees with former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s words which state, “Everyone has a responsibility to prevent and end violence against women and girls, starting by challenging the culture of discrimination that allows it to continue.”The pastor is encouraging everyone to continue to embrace our national policies to eradicate sexual violence against men, women and children along with the ongoing scourge of human trafficking.“May the length and breadth of our nation be filled with responsible citizens who embrace the two greatest commandments of life given by Jesus Christ – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is Love your neighbour as yourself.”last_img read more

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first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. — Less than 24 hours after experiencing one of the “scarier moments” of his NFL career, Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell was in his normal gregarious mood as he spoke with the media Monday.The scene was somewhat startling considering the 6-foot-8 Campbell exited Arizona’s 32-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the worst possible fashion: on a stretcher in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires While Campbell is‘hopeful’ he’ll be able to suit up in Thursday night’s showdown with the Seattle Seahawks after suffering an apparent spinal bruise, the same word can’t be uttered with as much conviction as it relates to a notable section of fans that were in attendance for Sunday’s game. As Campbell lay still on the Candlestick Park grass, the FOX broadcast panned over red and gold-clad fans around the stadium, many of whom were more interested in starting the wave than the defensive end’s status.Several members of the 49ers’ organization took to social media after the 12-point victory to criticize the fans for their rather distasteful response to Campbell’s injury, but the six-year veteran admitted he didn’t have the same reaction to what transpired. In fact, Campbell was unaware that the wave had even taken place.“I didn’t even know they were really doing it,” Campbell said. “When I got off the field, I gave the thumbs up and the crowd gave me a pretty good cheer. So I felt good about that. I felt a lot of love coming off the field. That was good for me.”Although Campbell may have only been a witness to the crowd’s warm wishes, his teammate Yeremiah Bell was more than aware of what had taken place previously. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img 0 Comments   Share   “I mean it wasn’t the right thing,” Bell said. “And even their players were trying to get them to stop, but they just kept going. Finally the crowd stopped, but I don’t think they knew to what extent [the injury was].”Sadly, Sunday’s poor fan behavior was not limited to the Bay Area. Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was forced to leave his team’s 38-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams after being taken down awkwardly on a sack by Chris Long in the third quarter. Instead of the type of silence that normally fills a stadium after a player on the home team goes down, Houston fans could be heard cheering loudly as the struggling quarterback was tended to on the Reliant Stadium turf.The uncomfortable display left notable players on the Texans — Brian Cushing and Andre Johnson — to call the situation “barbaric” and “messed up.”Bell was asked whether or not he believed the two incidents were indicative of a disconnect between fans and players in terms of the severity of injuries sustained on the field, and the Cardinals safety didn’t brush the question aside.“I don’t think [fans understand the severity of injuries], especially when it’s in your own stadium, especially with a guy that you’ve been cheering year after year,” Bell said in reference to the Schaub incident. “I think it was disrespectful to treat him that way, especially when he’s on the ground and the extent of the injury isn’t known. That’s a tough situation.” – / 22 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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