Peace plea at event in St George
A bell rang out yesterday in St George to mark a call for world peace.
The Reverend Lorne Bean, past of Richard Allen AME Church in St George’s, told the “Pause for Peace, Join for Justice” event that Christianity championed the cause of peace.
The organisers also honoured Viola Bascome Fubler, 97, whose father Leonard Bascome, a member of the Richard Allen church and a former president of the Bermuda Industrial Union, was an “unknown hero” of the fight for peace.
The gathering heard that organiser Glenn Fubler and Shervin Dill, the president of North Village Community Club in Pembroke and president of the Club Presidents’ Association, had joined forces to plant “peace trees” at sports clubs around Bermuda.
Four pupils from St George’s Preparatory School presented George Dowling III, the Mayor of St George, and Renee Ming, the national security minister and MP for St George’s North, with a symbolic presentation of the peace tree.
Ms Ming said she backed the peace campaign and that she was committed to working with the public to tackle the problem of “alienated” people who were involved in violent crime.
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