In two sessions that ran from the 04th – 05th February & 03th - 04th March 2021 in St. Mark’s Parish Baba 1 (Ngoketunjia Division) and Our Lady of Lourdes’ Parish Njindom (Momo Division) respectively, the Service trained 57 Participants (Catholics, Presbyterians & Baptists).
These trainings had as main objectives to foster the work of Justice and Peace in all the Parishes of the Archdiocese of Bamenda, to empower participants to understand what human rights are, how/when they are violated, and to enable them develop human rights monitoring mechanisms within their local context.
At the end of the sessions, participants took up commitments to see into it that the Justice & Peace Commission functions within their Parishes, with Christians of the other denominations showing keen interest in belonging to this Commission which does not only work with Catholics, but also with non-Catholics as well.
This zeal was further boasted with inputs relating to planning, implementation of actions, and reporting; all these having the JPC Method of Work SEE, JUDGE, ACT & REVIEW as central message.
Added to these, with the ongoing Armed Conflict in English Speaking Cameroon which has also greatly affected their localities, participants went back determined to work as Human Rights Monitors within their respective Mission Stations, Parishes, and Congregations.
They also went back home with copies of the various modules and working documents to facilitate them carry out their work smoothly, while paying great attention to security challenges, which are further compounded by COVID-19