Church group stages march against violence and abuse

20160521_173208Members of Restoration Ministries International took to the nearby Brittons Hill, St Michael community this  afternoon, calling for an end to violence, crime and abuse of all kinds.

With placards in hand, they marched through the district, dancing, singing and clapping as they
ministered to the soul.


“Stop the drug abuse, child abuse, elderly and domestic abuse. We are asking our people to be more considerate and respect each other. Put aside the criminal activities. Put down the guns and even surrender them if necessary, because we want to return our parishes and communities to God,” proclaimed Pastor David Durant, who led this evening’s march.

Pastor David Durant ministering to the young.
Pastor David Durant ministering to the young.

The procession stopped by the boys on the blocks, before proceeding into the housing areas and interacting with residents, who appeared appreciative of the community outreach initiative.


“We want people to come back to a consciousness of loving each other and where our community can become a village once again. We need families reuniting to build a strong nation,” Durant said.

During the four-hour exercise, the marchers stopped in front the home of Francis Clarke who celebrated
his 100th birthday today.


As they sang happy birthday to the centenarian, he walked into his verandah  to their amazement, and said “thank you” while waving.

Some of the church members who took part in today's march.
Some of the church members who took part in today’s march.

7 Responses to Church group stages march against violence and abuse

  1. Ezekiel Baker
    Ezekiel Baker May 21, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Marching a lone will not solve a problem, education education.

  2. dave May 22, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Why the Dems dont criticise this March since they oppose marches. I am calling for more marches everyday against the lawlessness of this Government and the failure of the Prime Minister to address the nation on any subject at all. He has been in the seat now long enough. I also want him to tell us if he lives in Illaro Court or not – if he does not –that is a Disgrace !!! What is it about his nocturnal activities that he wants to hide from staff. Does he snore when he sleeps ?

  3. jrsmith May 22, 2016 at 5:36 am

    Decade after decade this is the same rubbish being imposed on our young all simple simon stuff, teach our young people how to work and achieve , teach them nothing is free for basic survival no one gives you anything … What our kids is being taught having 5 bibles in they homes and no job and no food in the fridge..

  4. BoBoThe Clown May 22, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Why are some people so critical of those who are trying they best to encourage those of us that don’t seem to have any respect for first,themselves,others, the laws of the land,and life in general.?
    JrSmith , it would seem has a problem differentiating between logical thinking and rubbish.
    I am sure that those organizers of the above march did it because they felt that by their actions and examples someone ,somewhere would take a moment to reflect and ,maybe ,realize that criminal acts benefits no one ,especially the criminal.
    Stop being critical , if you don’t have a better solution.

  5. Marcia Clarke May 23, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Everyone should aim to do what is right.

  6. Alex Alleyne May 23, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Back when DAVID THOMPSON was speaking about “CRIME & VIOLENCE “(and due to “PARTY POLITICS”) most people did not take him serious. Now we are seeing the results .

  7. jrsmith May 23, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    @, BoBo The Clown, hail, hail, I find black people waste most of they life believing in religion , praying and memorizing which verses in the bible satisfy they egos, contributing nothing economical to the country.. I live in Barbados and the Uk, my company employs 48 people , my logic work for what you want which will help others…


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