As local and regional church organizations express the desire to sing and pray for peace in ways larger than church walls can hold, World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca encouraged these public pilgrimages for justice and peace.

The Council of Churches in the Netherlands, along with peace organizations there, are planning a street prayer for peace, ultimately with a human chain” of people singing Dona nobis pacem (Grant us peace) across Europe.

Harling’s hymn, entitled Pray for Peace,” reads: Pray for peace, work for peace, care for peace, make way for peace/Blessed are those who stand for peace and freedom.”