Accra, 17 December, 2021 / 9:04 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have, in their Christmas message, expressed their concerns about what they have described as an “unfortunate growing culture of disrespect and insults” in the West African nation.
In their Friday, December 17 statement, GCBC members also highlight misleading prophecies and utterances, accidents, ethnic conflicts as some of the “events which run contrary to the peace that Christ brings to all humanity and to our nation.”
The Catholic Bishops say they are “alarmed by the unfortunate growing culture of disrespect and insults in Ghana, especially in our nation's political arena and so wish to call on all our politicians and indeed, all citizens, to endeavor to put an end to this rising phenomenon.”
“We are also gravely disturbed about the resurgence of the age-old Bawku conflict, which resurfaces at every least instance of disagreement,” GCBC members say, and call on all who incite all forms of ethnic violence “to stop their machinations and desist from such actions in the future.”
They emphasize the link between peace and the fostering of human dignity saying, “There can be no peace anywhere in the world if the dignity of the human person is disrespected and/or violated.”