A national movement against terrorism and drug abuse will be launched by the Lay Council of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) from October 1, a statement said on Saturday.
” The ‘Save the People’ campaign will awaken general awareness against the blatant threats of drug addiction and terrorism that are escalating across the country and increasingly worry the common man, ” the statement citing VC Sebastian, secretary, CBCI Lay Council, mentioned. The CBCI is the supreme decision-making body of the Indian Catholic Church.
He said that various religious organizations, political and socio-cultural movements will participate in the “awareness process”. “The concern shared by some political parties over the rapid spread of the terrorist agenda to the higher education sector must be taken seriously,” the statement said. Through the campaign, the Council of the Laity envisions a massive outreach program ranging from the national level to the family level from October 1 to December 31, he said. Programs through social media against narcotism and terrorism, boards, seminars, discussions, family visits, the formation of solidarity groups at the local level will be part of the campaign, he added.
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