BY: Vitalis Ugoh, Calabar
Religious Leaders and other Stakeholders have agreed that global peace can only be provided by the Creator of the Universe – God himself.
This understanding was the total submission of papers presented by academics and religious Leaders as they speak at the 4th Annual Public Lecture with the theme”Unification of the Human Race: Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, The Uncharted Path To Lasting Peace” held at the Transcorp hotels, Calabar.
In his presentation, Prof. Olayemi Akinwunmi, Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Lokoja, represented by the Provost College of Post Graduate Studies, Prof. Ibileye Solomon, said “Africa is not only the continent that been bedeviled by the menace of conflict and war, countries like Syria, Afghanistan, Russia and more have picked up arm against one another and yet, peace has not been achieved.”
“This is an irony as peace cannot be secured by using the same means /weapons as the offender, he said “.
According to him, “this is the ideology that the Sole Spiritual Head of the Universe and Founder of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, wishes to dissuade. He rather preaches a non-violent approach to achieving peace “.
He said “the Creator of peace is physically dwelling in Nigeria, challenges facing the leaders of the world, especially leaders of this country will be solved if Nigeria will humble themselves enough and go to Him, call on him to intervene in the situation of Nigeria, peace will be returned in Nigeria “.
“This, according to him, is the most effective instrument of global peace, unity, security and well being of the human family “.
He called on the people of the world to embrace peace as it is the binding force that unites all things in God
“Olumba Olumba Obu admonishes this, “from today that you have begotten this knowledge, live I peace with your brethren and love everybody as yourself. Be calm and patient with everybody, do not speak evil words against somebody. Therefore, whosoever has God has peace and whosoever has peace, has the Kingdom of God”.
Also in his presentation, the Spokesman of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS), Dr. Patriarch Christ Servant, Amah Williams had extolled the qualities of leader Olumba Olumba Obu to be the fruit of the spirit which includes love, humility and peace..
Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, has never been angry, worried, envious or jealous of any man. He loves, cares, heals, blesses and anything good He does.
He welcomed participants and guest speakers to this year’s lecture and promised that next year will be better.
Earlier, Dr. Francis O. Falako, Dept of Religious studies, faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Lagos, said, leader Olumba Olumba Obu, builds peace through his teachings and charitable activities. His sermon centre on love, healing, charity, justice, equality, environmental friendliness, the sanctity of life, and non-violence.
“In essence, he invests in social institutions, like schools, job training, and welfare programs for disadvantaged children and adults”.
He also said that Leader Olumba Olumba Obu’s teachings lays emphasis on oneness of mankind. To him, the basis of Brotherhood is oneness.
“Like Obu, religious leaders should epitomise love and accommodation. To Him, creation in not anthropocentric but theocentric. Green sermons, stewardship, and eco-friendly attitudes are part of Olumba Olumba Obu uncharted path to global peace, he pointed out.”
He said that Olumba’s engagement with political gladiators are profound and peace oriented. At home, he works for peace and harmony not only through constant messages of love but also through direct contacts with political leaders.
His Grace Archbishop Joe Dike all the from the United States of America, reeled out several instances, the Holy Father had intervened for mankind through his love and peace.
“God is the giver of peace and He gives it to those that seek His Kingdom first”, he noted.
He expressed joy over this year’s lecture and promised that it only get better where the Father Olumba Olumba Obu is on the throne.
In his magnanimity, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu welcomed participants and guest speakers in this year’s lecture and wished them all the good things of life.
He spoke through the BCS spokesman, Patriarch Christ Servant,Dr. Amah Williams.
Participants were drawn from the traditional fathers, religious Leaders and members of the public