4th January 2001
The University of Lincoln is to be the venue for people across the region who wish to join together in prayers for peace on Sunday 13th January.
‘Prayers for Peace’ has been arranged by local Christians, Jews and Muslims, and is also supported by members of other local faith communities.
The idea was first suggested by members of the Lincoln Welcome project, a voluntary group that came together to support asylum-seeking refugees arriving in Lincoln.
Against the background of September 11th and the subsequent pockets of racial unrest local people felt moved to make a positive demonstration of solidarity and of the community working together for peace.
“The project has brought members of local churches and of the Lincoln mosque into a close working relationship which has proved very successful,” commented the university’s chaplain, the Revd. Les Acklam.
“I would encourage anyone interested in working towards peace to come to the university and join in the prayers.”
The event will be held in the university’s Alstom Atrium at 3pm on Sunday 13th January. ‘Prayers for Peace’ is open to all people of good will.
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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,
University of Lincoln
Tel: 01522 886042
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