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Großbritannien: Reformierte, Baptisten und Methodisten feiern ''Peacemaking Sunday''
20. September 2009 - Friedenssonntag in Großbritannien
Meldung der United Reformed Church vom 14. September 2009:
Christians urged to make peacemaking a 'core activity'
Local churches are being encouraged to mark Peacemaking Sunday, on 20 September, by using worship resources which have been provided by the United Reformed Church, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Methodist Church.
The three Churches have put together prayers, hymns, readings and images in order to help people think about peace. They have called upon local congregations to hold peace services and to pray for those in areas of violence such as Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine. Peace workers and victims of religious attacks in Pakistan are also commended for prayer.
Welcoming the initiative, Andrew Jack, Convener of the United Reformed Church Peace Fellowship, said: “Peacemaking should be the vocation of all Christians - indeed it should be at the core of all Christian activity. That was Jesus’ clear command to all who follow him.”
Peacemaking Sunday is the day before the United Nations International Day of Peace, on 21 September.
Worship resources for Peacemaking Sunday http://www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/peacemakingsunday/
News release from the three Churches: