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Pupils from St George’s Prep with, from left, Renee Ming, the national security minister, activist Glenn Fubler and George Dowling III, the Mayor of St George, at an event to promote world peace (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Peace on earth: Pupils from St Georges Prep with Renee Ming, the Minister of National Security Glenn Fubler and George Dowling III, they Mayor of St. George, Reverend Lorne Bean, musician Wendell “Shine” Hayward and Viola Bascome Fubler, seated, the daughter of Leonard Bascome, a former leader of the BIU (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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.

Glenn Fubler rings a bell to mark a “Pause for Peace” at King’s Square in St George (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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.

Wendell “Shine” Hayward performs for peace in King’s Square, St George (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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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Published March 26, 2022 at 7:17 am (Updated March 26, 2022 at 7:17 am)

Peace plea at event in St George

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