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.

This year, we shall be marking Awareness Sunday on Sunday 17th September. All are invited to mark Awareness Sunday according to their own traditions and beliefs, such as Awareness Friday or Awareness Shabbat.


The Awareness Sunday Prayer

“Merciful and loving God, We come before You with humility and faith, confessing to you that we have failed to live in harmony and love. We come to You today to celebrate Awareness Sunday/Shabbat/Friday, recognising that You created us in Your image and You enriched us through our diversity. Help us, Lord, to overcome our inadequacies and empower us to love You and our neighbours as You would want us to do. Open our hearts and minds to your presence, and make us ambassadors for peace and reconciliation in our wounded world. Hear our prayers and send us out to be examples of mercy and service, united in You.


Awareness Sunday 2014

Since 2011, Awareness Sunday has been marked around the world. Here are some of the places that have marked Awareness Sunday:

  • The United Kingdom: including Basildon, Letchworth, Chester, Rugby and London [Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, St. George's Hanover Square, St. George's Bloomsbury, St. Marylebone Parish Church; Holy Cross King's Cross; St Paul's Knightsbridge; London Community Church ; St. Nicholas Deptford];
  • 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).