Church Arise! wishes to endorse the BBB campaign below, as a sign of solidarity with the Christian organizations who are at the forefront of a very important battle on behalf of all of us (see http://churcharise.blogspot.com.ng/2016/06/press-conference-by-coalition-of.html#more). We also note the immense health benefits that would attend this decision by those who partake. (see
If you are on the same page with us on this issue, please go ahead and forward the link to your contacts, and request them to also do same.
Boycott Bloody Beef (BBB)
In pursuance of one of the practical actions in the Abuja Communique of June 3, 2016 by the National Christian Elders Forum, the Christian Graduate Fellowship, the Association of Christian Schools of Nigeria, the Intercessorsfor Nigeria, the Wailing Women, the Christian Lawyers Fellowship, the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Int.,etc., the Student Christian Movement (SCM) of Nigeria and other student groups such as NIFES and the Universities Joint Campus Fellowships, etc., The Preacher, as generally agreed at our recent prayer retreat in Port Harcourt, hereby calls upon all peace-loving peoples of the world to join us,as a protest against the bloody jihadist and expansionist slaughter by ‘Fulani Herdsmen’of innocent communities across Nigeria, to boycott all Fulani beef and beef products such as suya, kanda, kilichi, ‘cow meat’ in any form at any place such as restaurants, parties, markets, homes, abattoirs, etc., with effect from Friday, July 1, to midnight of Saturday, December 31, 2016 or as might be further extended. If you support this BBB project, simply reply “Yes” and forward to ten others, from whom you should also get a “yes.”
15 In those days I saw people in Judah treading wine presses on the Sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and loading donkeys with wine, grapes, figs, and all kinds of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. And I warned them about the day on which they were selling provisions. 16 Men of Tyre dwelt there also, who brought in fish and all kinds of goods, and sold them on the Sabbath to the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
17 Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, "What evil thing is this that you do, by which you profane the Sabbath day? 18 Did not your fathers do thus, and did not our God bring all this disaster on us and on this city? Yet you bring added wrath on Israel by profaning the Sabbath."
19 So it was, at the gates of Jerusalem, as it began to be dark before the Sabbath, that I commanded the gates to be shut, and charged that they must not be opened till after the Sabbath. Then I posted some of my servants at the gates, so that no burdens would be brought in on the Sabbath day. 20 Now the merchants and sellers of all kinds of wares lodged outside Jerusalem once or twice.
21 Then I warned them, and said to them, "Why do you spend the night around the wall? If you do so again, I will lay hands on you!" From that time on they came no more on the Sabbath. 22 And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should go and guard the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day.
Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of Your mercy! (Nehemiah 13:15-22, NKJV).
Economic boycotts as a social and spiritual protest did not start in our days. Nehemiah is an example.
June 20, 2016.