United Nations Advocacy Week 2010 Prayers
The Sixth United Nations Advocacy Week organized by the World Council of Churches was held in Geneva, Switzerland from 27 September to 1 October, 2010 in conjunction with the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 15th Session.
This year’s UNAW focused on the Palestine – Israel conflict and the situation in Nigeria.
The United Nations Advocacy Week, which started in 2003, is a model of ecumenical collaboration. It is a significant moment to express concerns and address questions of power and structural injustices through a concerted and coordinated ecumenical approach to international advocacy. For more information please see unaw.oikoumene.org
The meetings started every day with prayer in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, focusing on the Beatitudes (Mathews 5: 1-11) in connection with the themes of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC).
The image of the olive tree and the song by Rima Tarazi/Maggie Hamilton helped to provide the context for the prayers.
We are especially grateful to Rev. Terry MacArthur, who wrote most of the prayers and was responsible for the choice of music.
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