The Council in a press release on April 22, 2021, said it stands strong upon the word of God which tells us in John 15:12 … ‘Love one another…’
It said quite recently there has been an increase in gun violence in the territory and it is heartless, senseless and slowly becoming “a national disgrace to our beautiful Virgin Islands where we should be maintaining BVI Love.”
The BVI Christian Council also offered condolences to the family of Catherine Pickering, who died on April 19, 2021, after she was shot during a robbery in Paraquita Bay the night before.
“May they find comfort and strength in this time of bereavement.
“We, as the “Watchdog of our Territory and the Conscience of the Community” condemn, in the strongest way possible, all forms of violence and barbaric acts which is becoming a mental health crisis and this therefore, demands a proactive effort to address root causes.”
The Council said its plea to the citizens of “these beautiful Virgin Islands is to stop the crime and turn to God.
“We pray that Almighty God brings healing to our land as we call upon the Righteous Intercessors to arise in prayer and fasting for our land. May the God of Peace rule over these beautiful Virgin Islands.”