Supreme Court Justices to Attend LCC Prayer Service Today

first_imgJustices of the Supreme Court of Liberia, including Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, will today join members of the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) for another round of intercessory prayers for Liberia.This Friday’s will mark the LCC’s seventh prayer service since it began praying for the nation in a National Prayer Campaign against Ebola.The one-hour Weekly Prayer Service, which is open to the public and begins at 12 noon, was inaugurated by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.  VP Boakai launched the Ebola prayer campaign in the Providence Baptist Church Shrine, the nation’s oldest church edifice, where the services have been taking place since September 5.During the launch, the VP said that historically Liberians have sought the intervention of the Almighty when faced with great difficulty.“When all else is failing, the only place to turn to is the Almighty God, who is forever listening to our prayers,” Vice President Boakai declared.Citing Biblical references for the occasion, the VP pointed out that the battle against Ebola is the Lord’s. A call to unceasing prayer is not a call to constant prayers, but to persistent and consistent prayers. “The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much,” he said, quoting the Epistle of James.According to Apostle Dr. J. Adolphus During, chairman of the LCC’s National Prayer Committee, other major stakeholders have followed the Vice President in attending the prayer services.Dr. During disclosed that today, Justices of the Supreme Court have assured him that they would follow suit and attend the service to join in praying for the nation.Chairman During said while the Weekly Prayer Service focuses mainly on prayer against Ebola in the sub region and for peace and stability, “a holistic prayer is often made for Liberia.”According to him, these calamities were befalling the nation because Liberia has sinned against God, naming the sins of neglect, ingratitude and others as some of the sins, Liberians have committed against God. During the civil war, we prayed and God answered us, but as soon as we settled down, we forgot God,” Dr. During charged.Dr. During, who is the founder of the Soul Cleansing Clinic of Jesus Christ, told this newspaper that a few days before the nation observed a three-day fast and prayer, MSF and Samaritan’s Purse had threatened to pull out of Liberia.   But after calling on God to intervene, that decision changed, “ZMAPP came and the tremendous goodwill from the international community, including America, began to pour in.”The Weekly Prayer Service will run for the next three months under the theme ‘A Call to Unceasing Prayers,” taken from the Holy Bible books of I Chronicles 19:13 and I Thessalonians 5:17.According to Liberian history, the Providence Baptist Shrine, which is the small edifice overlooking Broad Street, has been used as a place of intercessory prayer whenever the nation was faced with a national crises.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arsenal legend tells talkSPORT he will join England’s Under-21 coaching set-up

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? They are on the brink of qualifying for next summer’s European Championship finals, needing just a point from their final two games against Andorra and Scotland this month.And with the FA keen to ensure BAME representation at all levels of the England coaching structure, Campbell, 44, has been given a chance to show he could become a part of Boothroyd’s team long-term.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams after a Premier League Masters XI against African Legends charity match, Campbell said: “I’ve accepted to go with England Under-21s with Aidy Boothroyd and I’ve accepted that.“It’s for the friendlies against Germany at home and Italy away. For me, what’s happening there is great.” silverware Campbell has been outspoken in the past when expressing his disappointment about failing to land coaching roles, referring to himself as “one of the greatest minds in football” after talking about receiving a rejection to become Oxford United manager in February.But Campbell insisted he would be ready when given the opportunity, while also urging any young England players receiving a call-up to the senior chance to take their chance.He added: “I’m doing my courses, staying in football, watching football at different levels and I’m taking all my notes so when it does come I’m ready.“I like to play good football so a player could come to me and then come for a year and go back to their club a proper player with experience for sure.”Listen back to the full Campbell interview with Moose above 2 2 MONEY Campbell has been desperately trying to get into coaching Campbell made 73 appearances for England Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED REVEALED REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF Sol Campbell has told talkSPORT he has accepted an invitation to join England’s Under-21 coaching set-up next month.The former Three Lions and Arsenal defender was contacted by Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd ahead of their friendlies with Germany and Italy. huge blow Latest Football News ADVICE last_img read more

Reprehensible Trudeau abortion policy raises ire of US right

first_imgWASHINGTON – In what’s almost certainly a first in the lengthy history of bilateral relations between the countries, Canada’s summer-jobs program has become the object of criticism from America’s right wing.The reason is abortion.A former Trump White House adviser, several news organizations and the president’s favourite Fox News morning show have all dumped on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s explanation for why pro-life groups should be excluded from $220 million in federal jobs grants.The prime minister’s suggestion that pro-life groups were out of line with Canadian society triggered criticism in the country next door — where abortion remains a subject of mainstream political debate and is a central issue in the struggle for control of the U.S. Supreme Court.“This man is reprehensible,” tweeted former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka.It’s not the first time Trudeau has landed on the radar of the American right.While he’s drawn fawning profiles in mainstream magazines and polls have suggested he’s relatively well-liked in the U.S., there are three cases now where he’s drawn conservative ire down south, after his praiseful eulogizing of Fidel Castro and the multimillion-dollar legal settlement with Omar Khadr.There were even a few boos at a Republican rally in Florida recently when President Donald Trump mentioned Trudeau’s name — though the president interjected quickly to silence them: “No, I like him,” Trump said. “Nice guy. Good guy.”The latest controversy involves a new Canadian policy — when applying for federal grants for student jobs, organizations are now required to sign a form attesting that neither their core mission, nor the job being funded, opposes human rights, including reproductive rights.Pro-life activists are suing the federal government over it.The abortion controversy produced a segment Monday on the morning show “Fox and Friends”.Host Brian Kilmeade said: “What message is he trying to send to us, maybe?” Co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy added: “What happens in Canada often comes down to us. This is an effort to silence pro-lifers. … This is a sign of intolerance. If you have a pro-life view you’re not welcome to share it or else you’re kicked out of this program.”They invited the head of largest American annual pro-life march onto the air to discuss it. Jeanne Mancini, whose annual March for Life is later this week, said she hoped to invite the prime minister to attend the rally.“Because he will see who’s really out of touch with mainstream America,” Mancini said. “We’ve lost over 60 million Americans to abortion. To the prime minister, I would just really want to talk to him.”Trudeau discussed the controversy in an interview Monday with The Canadian Press.He said he’s a Catholic who has long had to reconcile his religious beliefs with his responsibilities as a political leader and he said the latter demands that he defend people’s rights.In this case, he said that means a woman’s right to choose trumps the right to a federal grant.“An organization that has as its stated goal to remove rights from Canadians, to remove the right that women have fought for to determine what happens to their own bodies, is not in line with where the charter (of Rights) is or where the government of Canada is,” Trudeau said Monday.“Certainly there is no obligation by the government of Canada to fund organizations that are determined to remove rights that have been so long fought for by women.”last_img read more