The General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, has asked Ghanaians to make a conscious effort to work proactively for peace before, during and after election 2012.
“Posterity will praise those who promote and maintain peace, but posterity will curse and judge those who allow themselves to become vehicles of violence”, adding that, a man can declare war but cannot declare peace.Archbishop Duncan-Williams, who is also the Chairman of the National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches, asked Ghanaians to be continually reminded about the horrors that befell previously peaceful and hospitable countries like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire.
He said Peace is more than the absence of violence and is not the absence of conflict but the presence of justice. He invoked the wrath of God on violence seekers, saying
“anyone who does not want a curse on their family from the cry of innocent blood must heed to their actions and whatever they say now, during and after December 7, 2012”.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams referred Ghanaians to the history of ancient Ghana, and suggested that the modern State of Ghana stood the risk of repeating history if her citizens forgot about the fate that befell ancient Ghana. He asked the judiciary, in particular, to realize that peace implies the need for justice in relations between various societies and an acknowledgment that people are of equal worth.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams urged Ghanaians to pray without ceasing, as God lives in each Ghanaian as well as foreign residents and visitors to Ghana.