DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 25 (MExN): The Chakhesang Baptist Church Council (CBCC) has taken exception over the call to cleanliness drive, made by the Prime Minister of India, on October 1, which is a Sunday.
“We laud the Government of India for any good initiatives but abhor the communal attitude at the Centre for constant intentional target against Christian faith and other minority communities. We must learn to live together as fellow-human beings with mutual respect for one another by keeping the fabric of secularism in the country,” the CBCC expressed its dismay through a press statement on Monday.
It agreed that cleanliness is an ideal we must all advocate regardless of religions but however asserted that “Cleanliness is not above godliness.”
Towards this, the CBCC has called upon the church associations and local churches in Nagaland to boycott the proposed social work on Sunday, October 1, 2023 by instructing their respective members to abstain from the said work as a sign of resentment against the Government of India for repeated attempt to disrupt Christian faith and practices in the country.
The CBCC also appealed frontal organizations under its jurisdiction and Christian leaders in general to stand together as Christians in defense of our faith.