Naga church council calls for fast, prayer

February 1, 2012 by  
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Prayer FastingNagaland, January 31, 2012: The Council of Nagalim Churches appealed for observing Feb. 5 as a day of fast and prayer. An apex Church body in Nagaland has asked Naga people to atone for their sins so that their problems could be resolved soon.

The Council of Nagalim Churches (CNC) yesterday appealed for observing February 5 as a day for national fasting and prayer. It said repentance was necessary to escape the wrath of God.

The council owes allegiance to the Isak-Muivah faction of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) that wants Nagalim, a greater Nagaland comprising predominantly Naga areas in neighboring states, besides Nagaland.

The militant group’s information wing circulated the Church appeal that the militants as well as members of various Christian denominations join the prayer and fast.

CNC general secretary Arshing Sankhil said the appeal is applicable to all except those on duty.

All Churches in the region should intercede so that God may hear “our prayers, forgive and heal our land,” he added.

The Church body wants atonement for the sins of Naga people, the militants and the Indian government and its agencies working in the region. It also wants an early political solution to the Naga people.

The Church call came six days after an NSCN official noted disillusionment among Naga people over the Indian government’s handling of peace talks.

– indianexpress

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