Everyday, our lives are challenged by the news that comes out of Ukraine. The unspeakable horrors of war continue to afflict countless people across Ukraine and the world. Sadly, Ukraine is top of mind, however there are many other places where war is still being raged throughout the word.
From Sunday May 22 to Sunday May 29, members of St. Anselm's and others will walk using the different options in the brochure - developed in parthership with Shirin Theophilus parish PWRDF coordinator - in prayer between here and Kyiv as an act of solidarity with all those who are afflicted on every side by this war. These activities, which can be done alone or in a group, are not just actions to make work, but living testaments to what is possible in an impossible situation through prayer. Our solidarity through prayer, and the money we raise because of it, is a testament to the world that there is always another option than war.
So how do we start? Follow this link to download your pilgrimage brochure and pledge form and pray with the activities it lists. Find one which fits your lifestyle and start recruiting people to join you as well as pledges and donations. Email the office to let us know you're taking part, and we will send you helpful tips on how to recruit folks and ask people for pledges.
We will set off on our pilgrimage with special prayers on May 22, and finish our walk on May 29 with a festive BBQ after worship.
If your parish or group would like to develop this program please contact the Reverend Alex Wilson, he will be happy to assist.