Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Email a prayer or wish for peace to Bethlehem

As part of a global week of church advocacy participants in Bethlehem are inviting individuals and groups around the world to send them wishes and prayers for peace. Incoming emails will be shared with parishes, schools and organizations in Bethlehem and Jerusalem as part of the action week, which is led by the World Council of Churches.
The messages will remind Palestinians cut off from each other and from the outside world that they are not forgotten, the Bethlehem groups say. The address to use is Prayers and wishes that reach Bethlehem will be posted on
Some of the emails will be read aloud in Bethlehem's Manger Square on Sunday, 8 June 2008. That evening, people of Bethlehem will form a "living clock" to commemorate six decades of living as refugees and uprooted people since 1948, and 41 years of occupation.
8 June is also the day parishes on five continents will be using a special prayer from Jerusalem church leaders written for the action week.

I already posted the liturgy from the Jerusalem church leaders but you can also access it here.
For further details and the full text of the WCC press release from which this post comes please click here.