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It’s time for a ceasefire.
Organize an event including prayer, cultural sharing, music, and art, to interrupt violence in your community, and to get your community talking together and praying for peace, on or near September 21.
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Posts tagged welcomes
Welcome to new Peace Day “Praying for Ceasefire” groups including the Dobele Youth Council, Dobele, Dobeles Novads, Latvia, and to the Penn State University Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
Welcome to new Peace Day prayer groups in Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy (Methodist); Alresford, Hampshire, United Kingdom (Anglican); Syracuse, New York, USA (Syracuse University Hendricks Chapel - Interfaith observance); and Pittsburg, CA (Presbyterian Church USA & UCC)!
Welcome to new “Praying for Ceasefire” Peace Day registrants Breakthrough Community Action (Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa) and Lycoming College (Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA)!
Welcome to a new group in Mexico’s Distrito Federal; to St Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran (Middletown, PA, USA); and to the Interfaith Dialog Group in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil. We are excited you are part of Peace Day 2012!
Welcome to new Peace Day groups St John’s UCC (Kutztown, PA); Centralia (WA) First United Methodist Church; New Covenant Church of the Brethren (Ocoee, FL); Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA); and the Missouri-Arkansas District of the Church of the Brethren! Welcome also to Daleville Church of the Brethren, conducting a joint Peace Day service in Daleville, VA, with Troutville Church of the Brethren, Cloverdale Church of the Brethren, and St. Marks United Methodist!
We welcome new Peace Day “Praying for Ceasefire” participants Blacktown Uniting Church, in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, and St John United Church of Christ, Kankakee, Illinois, USA!
Welcome to a broadly ecumenical batch of new Peace Day participant groups:
The Peace Day “Praying for Ceasefire” campaign is pleased to welcome the co-sponsorship of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR)!
The FOR was founded in 1914 just after the outbreak of World War One, by an English Quaker and a German Lutheran who pledged to work together for peace, even if their countries were at war.
In its nearly one hundred years of leadership for justice and peace, the FOR has become an interfaith and international movement with branches and groups in over 40 countries and on every continent. Today the membership of FOR includes Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, and people of other faith traditions, as well as those with no formal religious affiliation.
FOR’s Statement of Purpose:
The Fellowship of Reconciliation is composed of women and men who recognize the essential unity of all creation and have joined together to explore the power of love and truth for resolving human conflict. While it has always been vigorous in its opposition to war, FOR has insisted equally that this effort must be based on a commitment to the achieving of a just and peaceful world community, with full dignity and freedom for every human being.
In working out these objectives, FOR seeks the company of people of faith who will respond to conflict nonviolently, seeking reconciliation through compassionate action. FOR encourages the integration of faith into the lives of individual members. At the same time it is a special role of FOR to extend the boundaries of community and affirm its diversity of religious traditions as it seeks the resolution of conflict by the united efforts of people of many faiths.
More history and current program information here: http://forusa.org/
We are happy to welcome Wesley United Methodist Church (San Diego, CA) to Peace Day 2012. Wesley UMC has over 400 brothers and sisters in Christ from the English, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Chinese, and Spanish ministries. These numbers reflect the attendance on Sunday worship services and the Chinese Saturday worship service.
We welcome a new Peace Day “Praying for Ceasefire” group in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines!