First anniversary of the war in Ukraine
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Posted on: 22nd February 2023
Ukraine - Dortmund Square gathering
The Ukrainian Community Centre is leading a time of reflection to remember those who have lost their lives during the war in Ukraine over the last year. There will be a number of speakers sharing their thoughts on what has been a very difficult year, but one in which we hope will improve in the near future.
This is happening on Friday 24th February, 5:30pm at Dortmund Square outside the St Johns centre, LS1.
Message from Christian Aid regarding the 1st anniversary of the war in Ukraine
The 24th of February will be the one year anniversary of the war in Ukraine. We have seen how the invasion by Russian forces is destroying the homes and the freedom of Ukrainian people to lead their own lives.
We are inviting churches across Britain and Ireland to join together in an act of witness to pray for Ukraine on Sunday 26th of February, for an end to the conflict and for all those affected by the terrible impact of war.
This act of witness will stand in solidarity with national services being organised with Churches Together in Britain & Ireland, Churches Together in England and the Ukrainian, Greek, Catholic Church on the 24th of February. This ecumenical service will have voices from across the UK, including our Ukrainian community.
I would like to invite your church and community to take part in a moment of prayer either in your Sunday worship or in your community. Please do work with other churches and folk in your community where possible to demonstrate support.
Linked is a prayer we are sharing across our sponsoring churches that we would invite you to use on the 24th of February.
Also linked is a placard which you can use to share your moment of solidarity on social media. You can also use the hashtag: #WePrayForUkraine in any social media posts.
Together as Christians in these islands and with our sisters and brothers in the churches of Ukraine, we pray for an end to the conflict and for peace in our world.