A global day of reflection

Staff writer
February 28, 2014 01:00 AM

Next Friday, March 7, Coast residents are invited to join with friends and family at Living Faith Lutheran Church in Davis Bay at 1 p.m. to celebrate the culture and heritage of Egypt, to pray and act in solidarity with the people of Egypt.

The World Day of Prayer has taken place yearly since 1920 and was originally started by the Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada as a National Day of Prayer. In 1922 it extended to the U.S. as the World Day of Prayer and now it extends to 170 countries. By participating in this year's service you are joining in worship with Christians around the world and in almost 2,000 communities across Canada.

This year the women of Egypt invite you to join with them in the celebration, praying under the theme Streams in the Desert.

Through the voices of urban and rural, young and older Egyptian women, we are introduced to their country on a human scale. They reveal Egypt as they live it - with one foot firmly planted in the past, teetering on the cusp of modernity, searching for the next step.

The offerings received at the service are used to fund the World Day of Prayer as well as provide grants for projects around the world. In 2013, more than $120,000 helped support 26 projects around the world to support social justice and women's issues.

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