Church leaders in solomon islands, under the umbrellas of Solomon Islands Christian Association (SICA) and Solomon Islands Full Gospel Association (SIFGA) submitted a letter to the prime minister and the premiers of malaita province and guadalcanal to call for dialogue and conversation between and with key persons.
The church leaders believe that entering into dialogue and deep, honest and transparent conversation is the one and best way forward. This will avoid mistrust and suspicion, and build and nurture trust, confidence and healthy relationships.
The letter says that “dialogue is an integral aspect of all our cultures. It is also part of the being of the triune god, and is central to our faith traditions.”
The church leaders have entrusted the archbishop of the anglican church of melanesia, his grace Leonard Dawea, to assume the leadership role in any such dialogue and conversation.
They admit that most of those who took part in the illegal and derstructive activities are members of churches in and around honiara, which shows the need to do more beyond the walls of church buildings.
They call upon all peace-loving people of solomon islands to continue to pray for our country, and to do life-affirming and life-giving actions wherever they are.
Source: Anglican Church of Melanesia