Photo Credit: Anglican Church of Melanesia
[Solomon Star] “The Church must bring about transformation in the life of people” Archbishop David Vuinagi of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) made the statement in his opening address during a six days Alcohol Awareness and Dry Out workshop held at the All Saints hall [in Honiara, Solomon Islands] on Monday.
According to the Chairman of the Alcohol Awareness and Dry Out committee, Fr. Robert Piringisau, the objectives of the program are;
- to eradicate alcoholism and prevent it from causing problems to families and communities;
- to help parents and their families live in happiness and harmony by sharing and working together;
- to help alcoholics improve their lives and change their attitude or reform their lives;
- to provide assistance to the youths so that they can resist or handle problems from drug and alcohol abuse; to offer counselling and rehabilitation support and services to alcoholics so that they may recover physically and spiritually;
- to carry out public awareness and to provide assistance to families, youths, institutions etc…in their efforts to attain a life of peace, prosperity and quality living through harmony and tolerance.
Archbishop Vunagi, who initiated the campaign against abuse of alcohol immediately after being enthroned as the fifth Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia told participants that the abuse of alcohol that triggers social behaviours is as old as the history of the human race.
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