Prayer and Fasting For India

This might be a bit late, but still better late than never:

YWAM (Youth With A Mission), an international movement of Christians from different denominations, is calling its 17,000 workers worldwide to join in three days of prayer and fasting from the 29th September till 1st October 2008 for the church in India as it continues to face violent attacks .

For more information on YWAM and its mission, click here and here.

Meanwhile, the executive body of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India, has expressed its utter disappointment with the relevant authorities after a meeting in Bangalore last Friday, the 26the of September.

Maybe we could initiate the same wherever we are, in solidarity not only with the persecuted in India, but also for all victims of religious violence irrespective of their faith, wherever it may be happening even as we pray for those in India. Gandhi once said, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”. So, if we are not going down that path, what can we do then? We could go the opposite way and try – peacemaking.

The Catholic site New Advent gives a brief explanation for the term “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God.”

Christianity Today offers more explanations on the term here, and you can find a detailed article by the Brethren Revival Fellowship here.

Listen to the One Song – A Song For World Peace and Togetherness here at You Tube. It’s only 3 minutes long, and comes with a catchy melody and beautiful graphics.

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