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Christians to send Advent peace messages to Bethlehem

The World Council of Churches is asking Christians to send prayers and messages of peace to the birthplace of Jesus this Christmas.

The messages will be collected by the WCC’s Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum and distributed among schools and places of worship in Bethlehem, where the ecumenical body says the people “refuse to give up hope”.

The WCC is urging Christians to concentrate their prayers on justice, peace and security for Palestine and Israel as Christians in the troubled Holy Land prepare for another Christmas in the midst of uncertainty.

It also suggested that the messages and prayers include ideas for non-violent actions to be carried out during Advent.

Full story at Christian Today.

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