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Portmore church to march against child abuse and violence

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2015 | 5:00 AM

The Calvary Wesleyan Holiness Church, based in Portmore, St Catherine, will this Sunday host a road march aimed at sending a clear message of intolerance towards the abuse of children.

Under the theme 'Let's Take Back Our Children For God', the march will serve to mark the church's seventh anniversary in the community

"We believe there couldn't be a more meaningful way to do so as the distressing occurrences of recent times in our nation, in the form of the gruesome atrocities meted out upon our children, demand that we cry out to God for divine intervention, appeal to the conscience of man, and send a clear message of our intolerance of all acts that threaten the life and well-being of the nation's children," the church said in a statement.

 

echoing the message

 

"We are partnering with schools in the community, the citizens' association, and other community stakeholders ... ."

The church said the march will begin at Aintree Basic School, 7 East, Greater Portmore, and will traverse through some of the inner-city communities of Braeton and encircle sections of Greater Portmore before culminating at the park inside the 7 East community.

With May being observed as Child Month under the theme 'Children's Safety and Security - Our Priority', the church said it believed it was an apt opportunity to echo the message to citizens and to give greater attention to the protection of the nation's children.