Week of Prayer for World Peace 2020
The Week of Prayer for World Peace will take place from 11 to 18 October this year.
This interfaith event has taken place each October since 1974. It began with 'A Call to Prayer for World Peace' which was signed by many Faith Leaders, including Lord George Macleod, Trevor Huddleston, Kenneth Slack and Bishop Wilfrid Westall. They wrote: 'Believing that God is calling us to pray with new purpose and deeper understanding for peace and justice among all people, we invite our fellow believers of all faiths to join in a Week of Prayer for World Peace.'
Communities from New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Germany, Australia, Italy and many more countries now join in.
There is a different peace-related theme for each day including, this year, the remembering of the end of World War 2 and working together with courage through the coronavirus pandemic. A study guide is available and offers participants prayers around each theme. There is also a section of prayers for young people.
This year the ‘Annual Gathering’ which starts the week - on Sunday 11 October 3.30 to 4.30pm - will take place online for the first time. Contact one of the organisers, Keith Scott, for details of how to join in.
Visit the Week of Prayer for World Peace website