The global ecumenical Prayer Vigil will take place on the 24th of every month across the globe until the Israeli occupation is dismantled, violence in the Middle East ends, and all can celebrate a just and lasting negotiated resolution to the Palestinian Israeli conflict.
PLEASE, let others know you are participating in the prayer vigil, and get connected with other participants in your town or across the globe! Please register here: http://actpalestineforum.org/vigil/signup/
“Some people are surprised when we say that this prayer vigil will continue until the violence ends and we can celebrate a just and lasting negotiated resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Perhaps, like apartheid in South Africa, the conflict in the Middle East is so complicated and the anger runs so deep that it is difficult for many of us to pray with confidence for justice and an enduring solution. But by engaging in this vigil, we are participating in a countdown, not to Armageddon, but to reconciliation. We are declaring that God’s grace is the source of all peace and through prayer we are humbling ourselves to God’s will for all creation.” (M. Brown)
“We offer this prayer vigil as an opportunity for congregations to incorporate the welfare of the people of the Middle East into the heart of their church life: in their worship, in their learning, in their giving, and in their advocacy. We urge people to see this prayer vigil as so much more than just words in a formal liturgy, but rather as an outpouring of concern for Palestinians and Israelis – Christians, Muslims, and Jews – whose lives are overtaken by broken relationships and the conflict which flows from these divisions.” (M. Brown)