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Message of peace at Commonwealth Day service

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Message of peace at Commonwealth Day service

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SCORES OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY school children listened to a message of peace as Anglican priest John Rogers implored them to reject practices such as bullying, at the annual Multi-Faith Commonwealth Day Service at St Mary’s Anglican Church this morning.
Rogers encouraged the young people to “hold firm” to the principles of the Commonwealth to create a world that is “more tolerant and more just”.
Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave read the Queen’s Commonwealth Day Message in which the Head of the Commonwealth noted more and more children and young people were participating in Commonwealth Day celebrations through the advances of technology.
Focusing on the Queen’s Baton Relay – which passed through Barbados last week – the Queen said the images of the baton passing through 70 Commonwealth countries should serve as a reminder of “the longer focus of Team Commonwealth” working together to achieve more enduring success.
Representatives of several faiths participated in the service, each reading a passage from their Holy book. (GC)