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Each year, Awareness Sunday acts as a call to people of faith to make a fresh commitment to foster peace in our communities through education and building bridges with our neighbours.

All are invited to mark Awareness Sunday according to their own traditions and beliefs, such as Awareness Friday or Awareness Shabbat.

Awareness Sunday 2014

Last year, Awareness Sunday was marked in London and around the world:

  • The United Kingdom: including Basildon, Letchworth, Chester, Rugby and London [St. Marylebone Parish Church NW1; St. George's Bloomsbury WC1A; Holy Cross NW1; St Paul's Knightsbridge SW1X; London Community Church NW3; St. Nicholas Deptford SE8];
  • Europe [St. Gallen, Switzerland]
  • North America (United States and Canada)
  • The Middle East (Syria [National Evangelical Church, Lattakia], Jordan [Amman], Lebanon [National Evangelical Church and the Presbyterian Church, Beirut] and Palestine [Nablus]), 
  • Africa (Zambia and Zimbabwe), and 
  • Asia (Mongolia, Kowloon [All Saints Cathedral, West Kowloon] and Hong Kong).

 

2014

The Awareness Sunday Prayer

Heavenly Father, we come to You today with a focus on our divided world. We want to take seriously the charge given to us as ambassadors for Christ, with a ministry of reconciliation. We see around us a world full of conflict, whether we consider this internationally, nationally, or locally; and we also see this often related to a lack of mutual understanding which results in the fear of "otherness". We ask You, Lord to show us how we can overcome our own fears and prejudices; and how we can become peacemakers.

In Jesus' Name, Amen!