Peace Rally JCRD – 2016
The Junior Church department of Diocese of Raiwind, Church of Pakistan (commonly known as Sunday school) organized a momentous event as a Christmas celebration in Pakistan by the Children. Over 1000 children from the ages of 5 to 12 marched from Central Cathedral of Praying Hands, Warris road to Mazang and back. The children were singing and sharing the message of peace with the people and passer-by. They were distributing sweets, chocolates and gifts to the people. It is interesting to note that this peace rally having the Christmas touch also comprised of Christian and Muslim children. Bishop Samuel Azariah, the Diocesan Bishop and President Bishop of the Church of Pakistan, while addressing the rally, said that the message of Christmas is peace, forgiveness, acceptance and tolerance. He said that the Christians of Pakistan, which includes children young and old, men and women will make all kinds of contributions and sacrifices for peace and justice. We pray for the prosperity of Pakistan. Rev. Yousaf Samuel, the Coordinator In charge of Junior Church department did a commendable job in organizing such a successful peace rally. He, along with his enthusiastic team worked for months to make this march possible. Sunday School teachers played a vital role in training young Santas.