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Maintain a constitution of religious tolerance- Rev. Bowier

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Rev. Emmanuel Z. Bowier
Rev. Emmanuel Z. Bowier

(elbcradio.com/April 3, 2015)-Former Information Minister, Rev. Emmanuel Z. Bowier, is urging Liberians to maintain a constitution reflective of Liberia’s three religious beliefs.

Rev. Bowier said: “The Christian, Muslims and the Traditional Religions have co-existed in Liberia for thousands of years; there’s no need to call for Christian nation.”

“Thought I do not foresee future problems, the Constitution should remain as it is”, the former Information Minister said.

Rev. Bowier spoke to ELBC as a panelist Friday, April 3, 2015 on the ongoing debate surrounding recommendations calling for amendments of certain provisions of the Liberian Constitution.

The just-ended Constitution Review Conference, organized by the Constitution Review Committee (CRC), took place March 31- April 2, 2015, in Gbarnga City, Bong County.

The Conference recorded overwhelming 416 delegates’ votes, endorsing Liberia to become a Christian nation, while 18 voted against, out of the total of 600 delegates.

The Gbarnga Conference brought together civil society organizations, women and youth groupings, traditional chiefs and local leaders, including government representatives and international partners, among others.

The CRC was constituted by government in 2012 to solicit views of Liberians and to recommend propositions feasible for some amendments in the 1986 Constitution.

 


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