PNCR trades Republic rally for night of prayer
February 19, 2003
The PNCR has decided to forego its traditional rally at the Square of the Revolution on February 22 which heralds the Republic Day anniversary and will instead support an initiative by the Christian community devoted to prayer and an intercession to God for blessings on the Republic.
The party is encouraging its members and all other peace loving Guyanese to participate in the activity and is urging other religions to organise similar activities in other parts of the country to provide its members and Guyanese of like mind with an opportunity to participate.
Announcing the party’s decision in an open letter to all Guyanese yesterday, PNCR leader Robert Corbin said on the (33rd) anniversary of the Republic “the entire nation should invoke Divine presence, guidance and help in this direction”.
In the letter, which appeared in the form of an advertisement in yesterday’s Stabroek News, Corbin noted that the thirty-third anniversary of the Republic presents an opportunity “for us to eschew our differences and present a united petition to our Creator for his divine intervention in aid of Guyana.”
Stabroek News understands that the initiative is being spearheaded by the Georgetown Ministers Fellowship and the Guyana Evangelical Fellowship and that approaches have been made to the Guyana Council of Churches soliciting the participation of the more traditional Christian churches. By Friday the organisers expect to be able to say how many Christian churches would be taking part in Saturday evening’s activity.
The organisers say they are contacting the other political parties to solicit their support as well.