Rev. Shadrack Lekoana of the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa addressing over a hundred different faith leaders.
Sandile Hlayisi of the Church of Scientology gives a religious workshop to over a hundred religious leaders from different faiths.
Reverend Shadrack Lekoana delivering a sermon on unity and peace to the various religious leaders who attended the workshop.
Determined to resolve conflicts within different religions, Reverend Lekoana has made it his mission to bring peace between religions throughout South Africa.
— Reverend Shadrack Lekoana
MIDRAND, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, Oct. 19, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Reverend Shadrack Lekoana of the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa recently delivered another successful skills development training at Kyalami Castle to over 100 pastors of various religions in conjunction with Scientology Volunteer Ministers.
Determined to resolve conflicts within different religions, Reverend Shadrack Lekoana has made it his mission to bring peace between religions and has now brought together over 3,000 different leaders from different churches across South Africa to be trained in impactful skill development. program known as “Tools for Life”.
Over 100 pastors, bishops, reverends and other faith leaders attended the Interfaith Empowerment Seminar held at the Church of Scientology Midrand who converged on the Church for an impactful development seminar as well as promote peace between religions.
The workshop opened with a powerful speech by Reverend Lekoana highlighting the importance of religion in society. “It is a tragedy to see what society has become under our negligence. Most of the time we are too focused on joining and proving who is right and who is wrong and so much so that we have neglected our duties in the community! Religious unity can be more than a dream. We are all gathered here to be equipped with skills to help our communities. So let us learn in order to help our people.”
This was followed by intense training in topics such as conflict management, social and spiritual counselling, drug abuse control, education and many more covered in the tools program for the development of the life skills of the Scientology Volunteer Minister.
Sandile Hlayisi, of the Church of Scientology who led the training with the Reverend, said: “In previous seminars, many have commented on the remarkable unity between pastors and priests of various denominations while at Church. of Scientology. We enjoy working with pastors, ministers and priests of all denominations and religions.
“We may belong to different religions, but we all live and are affected by the same social problems. It is essential that we focus on how we are going to work together to help solve the high crime rate, GBV, substance abuse and many other social issues that have plagued our country for far too long now. We can’t waste our time arguing. We have a lot of work to do”. Hlayisi added.
Mr. Ditle, an elder and member of the Council of Churches of the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa (URCSA) attended the religious workshop for the first time. He expressed his extreme gratitude and said, “I have been with the Uniting Reformed Church for a long time, but today was my first time at the Church of Scientology. It was a fantastic experience. Our churches today lack strong leaders and for a long time I wondered why. Today I got my answer. They sometimes lack the practical knowledge to handle social situations, so they don’t know what to do, but they have a passion to help.
Hlayisi promoted that this can be solved with the Tools for Life skills development program written by L. Ron Hubbard.
One of the leaders of Churches Women’s Ministry, Ms Mthethwa also expressed her views and said, “It was a fun seminar and I learned a lot. I will definitely tell the women’s ministry leader about this training and encourage her to attend. I want to bring more women to this seminar!
Bishop Mnisi, Deputy National Secretary of the South African Council of Christian Ministers (SACMIC), also present, said, “Tools for Life has the potential to change my community! Besides being active in the church, I also run a non-profit organization that does projects with local youth. With this knowledge we can go far. Our young people today have many problems. We all know them, unemployment, drugs, crime, general despair, etc. There is no effective program to change this because no one can deal with the underlying cause of all these problems – the mindset! But this program can!
A community leader and a church leader who came all the way from Sedibeng were also very happy to have been present on this very special occasion. She said, “These courses are what we all need to change the course of this country.
In closing, Reverend Lekoane expressed his dream to the various denominations present at the meeting, “It is such an honor to see us all getting along and realizing that working together is actually more beneficial than working against each other. . The word of God says we are destroyed because of lack of knowledge, now is the time to equip ourselves with knowledge so that we can bring our communities back to life.”
He further affirmed his goal to train as many churches as possible on the Tools for Life program and he does not plan to give up on his dream of seeing religious peace and unity.
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