We deplore this grisly act of terror committed against our prophet as we also call for justice for the growing number of victims of extra-judicial killings. We are aghast that ferocious acts like this continue to be perpetrated despite the existence of Martial Law in Mindanao – a clear indication that Martial Law is not an apt solution to the problem of violence in the country. Killings and all forms of violence MUST STOP!
We call on the CYF to build awareness on this issue. We must look into credible sources of information as we study this problem and conduct discussions in all platforms available, in the social media, our Bible Studies and Sunday Schools. Let us open our churches and lead people to the redeeming love of Christ. Let us coordinate with our local governments, ecumenical and interfaith partners on how we could further increase awareness on the ill effects of this Illegal Drug Industry and how we may rehabilitate those who have experienced drug abuse and addiction and who have been involved in drugs. Let us help them in renewing their lives— to lives lived to the full in the service of God and the community .