U.S. ambassador challenges religious leaders to continue preaching peace

Monday, June 11, 2018

The U.S. ambassador to The Gambia has challenged religious leaders in the country to continue preaching peace and religious harmony.

Ambassador Patricia Alsup was speaking during the 4th and final leg of Iftar dinner hosted by the U.S. Embassy held over the weekend in Brikama.

The U.S. envoy was received at the dinner by the chief executive officer of the Brikama Area Council, Mamsait Jallow.

Held at the Governor’s Office, the event was graced by representatives from all works of life including religious leaders.

 “I urge you to use your mosques and churches as well as other platforms to preach these values. We cannot and must not spew religious hatred and bigotry. We must desist from making hateful speeches that have the potential to divide and harm our fragile peace,” she added.

She urged people to always reach out to their colleagues and to continue cultivating the culture of peaceful co-existence that The Gambia is known for.

Author: Pa Modou Cham