Global Ministries (Disciples & UCC) among Christian sponsors of a Candlelight Prayer Vigil for a Ceasefire in the Middle East
With many mobilizing in Washington D.C. for the March for Gaza, this Christian-led prayer vigil will be held as part of the Global Day of Action for Ceasefire in Gaza. Leaders, including some who have recently returned from Israel/Palestine, will offer prayers for a comprehensive ceasefire and demilitarization in Israel and Palestine. This event is held in solidarity with the calls in the November 9, 2023 letter from thirty American Christian leaders calling on President Biden and his Administration to support an immediate ceasefire, de-escalation, and restraint by all involved (see full text below).
What: A Candlelight Prayer for Ceasefire vigil led by national Christian leaders calling for a ceasefire and an end to all violence between the government of Israel and Hamas. The speakers and sponsoring organizations are in agreement with our calls to action: (1) an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire and an end to violence against civilians, including the bombing campaign and mass killings in Gaza, (2) immediate and adequate humanitarian assistance to Gaza, and (3) the release of hostages and release of Palestinian prisoners who are being held without charges and due legal process. All are welcome. Learn more by clicking here.
When: Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 4:00 PM EST as part of the Global Day of Action for Ceasefire
Where: The Ellipse (South of the White House), 15th St. and Constitution Ave NW and live streamed via Youtube @ChurchesforMEP
Sponsors: Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA); Freedom Road; Quixote Center; Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, Inc; Franciscan Action Network; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); American Friends Service Committee; Pax Christi USA; Sisters of Mercy of the Americas – Justice Team; National Council of Churches; Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns; Telos; Christians United for Palestine; Red Letter Christians; Sojourners; The United Methodist Church – General Board of Church and Society; Presbyterian Peace Fellowship; DetermineTruth; Alliance of Baptists; NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Mennonite Central Committee, Community of Christ, KTF Press, Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ; Church of the Brethren, Office of Peacebuilding and Policy; Church World Service; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA); United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR)