UnitingWorld is praying for Papua New Guinea and our thoughts are with our partners as student demonstrations and unrest continues today in Port Moresby and in other parts of the country.
Yesterday police opened fire on students from the University of PNG as they attempted to march to the national parliament to present the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill with a petition. For more than a month, students have been boycotting classes and calling on the Prime Minister to stand down and answer corruption allegations.
The United Church in PNG has publically called for people to refrain from getting caught up in the violence and to pray for peace. Join us as we stand with our partners as they take leadership at this time.
“LORD our God, we bring this issue of Government Leadership in your hands. We believe that by faith, all leaders will look to you for guidance and wisdom as we prayerfully work towards solving the problem that has affected many including the students, teachers, institutions, companies, Government officials – civil servants and politicians, the Church members and the international community” – The United Church in PNG
UnitingWorld calls for an end to the violence, commitments to peaceful dialogue and a respect for the human right to peaceful assembly and association.
Featured pic: Women mourning of the shootings at UPNG campus (Story) via Loop PNG