Don’t forget to join us tomorrow, Thursday, March 24, 2022 for “A Call to Join a Multi-Religious Prayer and Share a Moment of Silence Together: Envisioning Peace in Ukraine” in which people of different faiths and backgrounds will #PrayforUkraine.
🗓️24 March, 2022
⏰10 AM EST 15:00 CET 01:00 AEDT 25 March
The Europe, a Patient Association’s manifesto was supported by others such as the Conference of European Rabbis, the World Communion of Reformed Churches, as well as important Anglican and Catholic figures including former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams; Scientific Director of Economy of Francesco, Luigino Bruni; President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Stefano Zamagni; and the now Interim Secretary of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, Sister Alessandra Smerilli.
When the war in Ukraine broke, Europe, a Patient Association decided to mobilise its contacts among religious institutions and leaders for a peacemaking initiative.
The first part of this journey is to call for a joint prayer for peace from representatives of different faiths, creeds, and none. The prayer, or a shared moment of silence, will take place virtually at the same time across the world.
For those of you who want to physically come together, or find yourself together somewhere in person, please take these moments out to think of the people of Ukraine.
Europe, a Patient Association hopes that the next step will be that willing religious leaders meet up in Kyiv, to respond to the call of Mr. Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, to call for effective peace negotiations. What is expected of religious communities and leaders who would be prepared to undertake this next step is not to express support for any side of the conflict during the event, but simply to pray for its peaceful resolution. If you are a faith leader and willing to take this trip, please contact Europe, a Patient Association at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.