Some Jamaican church groups have come together to support men who want to do good and to get ‘bad men’ to turn from their ways.
Their activity will involve marches in the parish capitals, starting with one in Kingston on Monday evening.
The churches involved say this is a new initiative to tackle Jamaica’s crime and social problems dubbed as the “Men Advancing the Nation – M.A.N – Ting.’
Church groups involved include the Independent Churches of Jamaica and Jamaica Association of Full Gospel Churches. “The initiative is challenging ‘good men’ to take a stand for righteousness, peace, family values and justice. It will begin in Kingston with men marching around the city starting July 16, and will extend to the other parishes thereafter,” a release from the Church group says.
This is another part of the overall church strategy to combat crime and the socio-economic problems the nation is experiencing.
“There is so much happening with our men – hundreds murdered annually, worsening the fatherlessness and pain to women and mothers and many not taking responsibility and leadership in the home and community. We have to do something to reach our men and restore order to society,’ said Pastor Al Miller, of Fellowship Tabernacle, one of the churches that is supporting the initiative.
The church groups say that during the months of July and August “hundreds of men will be blanketing the perimeters of Kingston city in a prayer warfare march by night for at least two hours, starting at 9:00pm for three nights a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.”
The first March takes Monday July 16, 2018, where men will gather at the National Stadium car park at 8:30 p.m.
By Franklin McKnight