On September 21
is organizing its first religious Christian–Muslim encounter in Nazareth. Under
the theme “Sharing Life,” around 50-60 Christian and Muslim leaders will gather
to discuss areas of common concern in an open and frank exchange. We pray that
the participants will have a good experience seeking common ground.
The second round of direct peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis are being held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lead the negotiations with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attending. We pray for an outcome which is just and equitable and which can lead to peace for all.
September 2010 is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We pray for the Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem, with its pediatric oncology unit addressing the needs of Palestinian children. We pray also for access for patients from the West Bank and Gaza, and for all who look after the children's physical and social needs while they receive treatment.
In one month the latest
Sabeel Witness Visit will get underway. We pray that
people will continue to be open to learn about the Palestinian and Israeli people
and the current political situation. We pray also for theological discernment
and committed engagement for peacebuilding.