Martyred Christians ….and One World Week
September 27, 2013 by tithebarnabergavenny
Writing in the October edition of the Parish Magazine, the Vicar Fr Mark Soady said:
As I write this article the newspapers are full of stories of Christian martyrs. Those killed going to church in Pakistan ( the worst ever recorded attack on Christians in that country) , murdered in the shopping mall in Kenya or being persecuted to death in Egypt and Syria. They are all in need of our prayers, but we can turn prayers in to action by supporting the Barnabas Fund. Working in around 50 countries from North Korea to Yemen they support Christian’s who are being persecuted. Their work involves them helping orphans, supplying scriptures and theological training and the feeding of Christian families.
The week starting October 27th is the Suffering Church Action Week – please make a commitment to take action during this week.
The previous Week is One World Week and we will mark this with a special service at 6pm on Sunday, October 27th. The Preacher at that service is the Church in Wales Church & Society Officer, Revd Carol Wardman.
One World Week is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn about global justice, to spread that learning and to use it to take action for justice locally and globally.
The two weeks I believe are connected because until we have global justice it will be hard for peoples of different faiths and backgrounds to work together.
So please mark both weeks with prayer- and where possible action!