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FNBA urges political leaders to resolve differences

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By EMN Updated: Mar 17, 2021 12:25 am
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FNBA members after the general assembly held at Chakhesang Baptist Church Kohima (CBCK) on Tuesday.

Dimapur, March 16 (EMN): Taking into consideration a difficult and uncertain situation confronting the Nagas in their political aspiration, the Fellowship of Naga Baptist Associations (FNBA) has resolved to urge political leaders to come together as believers in the Lord and sit alongside each other to acknowledge and resolve differences, to learn from one another, and to strive to carry the vision of one Naga family in their endeavour.

The resolution to this effect was taken during its general assembly held on March 16 and hosted by the Chakhesang Baptist Church Kohima (CBCK) on the theme “Live peacefully with all.”

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A FNBA’s statement issued by its convenor and CBCC vice president Rev. Dr. Vevo Phesao, SBAK executive secretary Rev. Hukugha Zhimo, and ZBA (AMN) executive secretary Tingwangsuibe Daime have urged the Naga national political leaders to break away from the perilous co-opted alien policy of ‘divide and rule,’ which according to them, was in direct conflict to the aspiration and political birthright of Nagas but to be ‘one family’.

FNBA also urged the tribal organisations and civil society organisations across all spectrums of the Naga family to endeavour and play a positive role in uniting all Nagas in this difficult time of history.
FNBA believed that the need of the hour is an expression of oneness in their existence. Although for many decades Nagas have been segregated along artificial demarcations, it stated that blood ties have always remained intact.

“Now more than ever, our oneness is found in the solid foundation of Christ Jesus who is Lord and Saviour above all,” FNBA stated and urged all the concerned to resolve and advocate the message of oneness to Nagas across all boundaries and to take a firm stand against all vices that lure, divide and destroy the Naga society.

FNBA has also voiced against the injustices and violation of human rights perpetrated by the current regime in Myanmar. It resolved to stand by those families in prayer and extend all possible help if the call arises. FNBA further resolved to join the rest of the Nagas in prayer for Myanmar.

It stated that 62 delegates from 24 associations attended the meeting. Rev. Dr. Mar Atsongchanger, executive secretary of ABAM, was the speaker. In his message, Atsongchanger advocated love and forgiveness if the Naga family wants to live in peace. It added that Rev. H Gideon was re-elected as its general secretary for a second term.

Meanwhile, FNBA has expressed gratitude to the CBCC and CBCK for hosting the programme.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 17, 2021 12:25:02 am