Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventist Church members in St. Catherine marched in the streets of Portmore on Saturday, August 26, 2017, calling for the end of violence in the Jamaican society.
The march was done in observance of the EndItNow programme - “a global initiative by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to raise awareness and advocate for the end of violence around the world.” – www.enditnow.org.
According to Pastor Levi Johnson, President of the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (CJC), “we have invited you here--women ministries leaders, youth, youth leaders, pathfinders and others, to make one big statement - we are saying NO to crime, violence and abuse.”
“Anywhere there is crime, violence and abuse, we are saying NO to it” said Johnson. “Whether it is in the church, the ministry or anywhere else, we are saying NO to it.”
Pastor Johnson was addressing an audience of close to 800 persons gathered at the Marine Park Community Centre in Portmore for the EndItNow Rally that culminated the March.