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Religious Sects Pray For Gambian Children

Nov 24, 2009, 1:22 PM | Article By: Sainey MK Marenah

Three religious denominations in The Gambia, namely the Supreme Islamic Council, the Gambia Christian Council and the National Assembly of Bahais, in collaboration with UNICEF The Gambia over the weekend organised an inter-faith prayer services for the Gambian children in observance of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children. The ceremony, held at the GCC hall in Kanifing, coincided with the 20 years anniversary of the Convention on the Right’s of the Child.

The prayer session aimed to strengthen solidarity among religious groups united by their common aspirations and shared vision of a world in which all children will be allowed to grow up to their full human potential, with their rights to safety, security, integrity, and dignity.

Speaking at the inter-faith prayer session, Madam Min Whee Kan, UNICEF Country representative said the rationale behind the event is to bring together religious sects under one umbrella to offer prayers to world children in commendation of the World Day of Prayers and Action for children.

Noting that the inter-faith dialogue will create understanding and togetherness among religious domination in the country, she said UNICEF will continue to organise such interactive sessions, where different religious sects will come together and offer prayers to world children.

According to Min Whee Kan, UNICEF is committed in promoting and protecting the rights of world children. 

The programme continued with inte- faith joint opening prayer, where religious leaders blessed children with words and reflections.

First to pray for the children was Aja Jainaba Dibba, a representative of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council.