17:21, 120,000 Christians
@ 30 events
Well over 120,000 Christians at over 30 events are now expected to be involved in 17:21 initiative to showcase unity between Christian’s across the UK. Following the launch at Spring Harvest, the 17:21 scroll continues its journey across the UK with visits to Big Church Day Out, South and North.
Pete Greig, the event’s host, invited the vast crowds to show their identification with the great John chapter 17 prayer of Jesus, by raising their thumbs and joining with UK events, festivals and conferences in a symbolic act of adding thumb prints to a scroll that says, “We are ONE”. The programme concluded with a great moment of prayer as the crowds were encouraged to celebrate and cheer on all the events and festivals that are happening in 2017.
17:21 is bringing together many of the Christian festivals and conferences that are happening this year. Having already travelled over 3,000 miles the length and breadth of England and Wales, with Northern Ireland and Scotland yet to be visited, it is likely to travel almost 10,000 miles before the end of November.
17:21 is based on the Bible verse John 17:21 ‘May they all be ONE that the world might believe’. With such a variety and range of well-known Christian festivals and conferences taking part in this significant show of unity, this offers a stunning visual representation of the Bible verse in action.
Further details and a full list of participating events are available from the website: https://1721.org.uk
The initiative was developed by Lyndon Bowring (Executive Chairman of CARE), Nola Leach (CEO of CARE), Steve Clifford (General Director of The Evangelical Alliance) and David Coffey (former President of The Baptist World Alliance).