Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness joins The World Council of Churches in calling on the churches and congregations around the world to observe an International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September. The day coincides with the International Day of Peace initiated by the United Nations. Participants are especially invited to pray and act together for a just peace in communities, nations and the world.
Praying for Ceasefire is the theme adopted this year by On Earth Peace, a United States-based agency rooted in the Church of the Brethren. “For some people, praying for ceasefire will mean praying for a break in armed conflict. For others, a ceasefire will mean ending conflict in their community, workplace, church or family,” said Matt Guynn of On Earth Peace.
More information is available through http://www.oikoumene.org/en/news/events/ev/se/article/1634/international-day-of-pray-10.html and http://www.internationaldayofpeace.org/
Please note that the Autumn Forum on “War and the Soul,” falls two days after International Peace Day. The speaker is Rev. Paul Raushenbush, Senior Religion Editor, Huffington Post.