Friday, 25 April 2008

Liturgy for the day of prayer for Zimbabwe posted

I have just posted the liturgy prepared by WSCF and World YWCA for the world day of prayer for Zimbabwe. You can also find the full text of the call to the day of prayer.

"A desperate cry from the hearts of Zimbabwe screams across the world.
It calls upon all Christians of every denomination in every nation to focus their prayers, in churches, halls, homes or elsewhere, on Sunday 27th April, 2008 on the critical situation in Zimbabwe, a nation in dire distress and teetering on the brink of human disaster.
Please pass on this message right now to all the churches and Christian organisations known to you and to the media as well as to everyone anxious to rescue Zimbabwe from violence, the concealing and juggling of election results, deceit, oppression and corruption, and to bring about righteousness, joy, peace, compassion, honesty, justice, democracy and freedom from fear and want."

And I've also just seen this report on the BBC that Zimbabwe police have raided the MDC headquarters. MDC are saying that more than 100 people have been arrested and that all their computers etc have been taken. Please join your voices to the day of prayer

The World Council of Churches have also put out a statement about Zimbabwe today.