The Arab Educational Institute, affiliated with Pax Christi International and the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum of the World Council of Churches, is collecting prayers for Christmas. Here is the website: http://www.aeicenter.org/
Prayers and Wishes for Advent and Christmas in Bethlehem 2009
Pax Christi sent this memo:
For the 10th consecutive year, Christmas celebrations will take place in a difficult climate for people in the Holy Land. As we prepare to celebrate Advent and Christmas in the security of our homes and communities, let us not forget to pray for justice, peace and security for Palestine and Israel.
Sending a wish or a prayer by email is an important way of communicating with many people who long to hear a word of hope. Our partners in Bethlehem greatly appreciate receiving wishes and prayers from people outside the region, both as personal and spiritual gestures of comfort and hope on the occasion of Christmas. These messages are one way of breaking through the isolation our Bethlehem partners experience.
Please e-mail your Christmas messages and prayers for peace before the 25th of December 2009 (Western Christmas) and/or the 7th of January 2010 (Eastern Christmas). While English is the preferred language, non-native English speakers may also send wishes and prayers in their mother tongue.
Messages can be e-mailed to the Arab Educational Institute at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is at this link: http://storage.paxchristi.net/2009-0720-en-me-PS.pdf
To read the prayers from around the world, go to this link: http://www.aeicenter.org/ChristmasPrayers2009/index.htm
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