Baptist World Alliance Participates in UN Prayer Service

General Secretary Elijah Brown Prays for Peace
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(FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA, USA – March 5, 2022)

As part of the Baptist World Alliance’s ongoing commitment to pray for peace in Eastern Europe, BWA leadership participated in a multi-faith prayer meeting entitled “Global Prayers for Ukraine: A Multi-Faith Service for Peace and Freedom in a Hurting World” at the United Nations (UN) Church Center Chapel in New York City, NY, USA, on Thursday, March 3.

Igor Bandura, Vice President of the Ukrainian Baptist union and a BWA General Council Member, was able to join the UN meeting virtually to share an update on the current situation on the ground in Ukraine and to express gratitude to those who are praying around the world.

As the BWA continues to work with partners across Eastern Europe to provide aid and relief for those affected by the war, we also continue to mobilize the global Baptist family to pray.

“It’s the number one request we’ve received from Baptist leaders in Ukraine and across the region – to pray for the cessation of war and the restoration of peace and communities that flourish together,” said BWA General Secretary Brown. “It’s been remarkable as we visited with leaders in Russia, Ukraine, and across the region. They are united in one spirit – pray for peace.”

Baptists are encouraged to visit BaptistWorld.org/prayforpeace to access additional prayer resources.

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Let the Nations Pray

BWA General Secretary Elijah Brown speaks at a multi-faith prayer service at the United Nations Church Center Chapel on Thursday, May 3, 2022. The service theme was “Global Prayers for Ukraine: A Multi-Faith Service for Peace and Freedom in a Hurting World.”
Photo Credit: Isaac Humphrie

Video #1: General Secretary Elijah Brown shares an important update during his visit to the United Nations this week.
Video #2: An update from the “Global Prayers for Ukraine” prayer service at the United Nations. (Video Production: Good Faith Media)

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