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World Evangelical Alliance Calls for Global Day of Prayer for Sudan

At this historic juncture for the people of Sudan, the World Evangelical Alliance is asking Christians to observe a global day of prayer on December 5th, 2010.

The people of Sudan have experienced terrible loss of life and suffering in the last half century as a result of prolonged civil war and unrest.

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement ended that war but now peace is threatened again as Southerners prepare to vote in a decisive referendum on January 9th, 2011.

Whether the people decide to separate or remain united, the nation will be changed forever.

WEA Secretary General Dr Geoff Tunnicliffe has been in conversation with senior church leaders in Sudan. They said the number one thing the global church could do to help was: “pray, pray, pray”.

In response to this request from the Church of Sudan, the WEA is asking all churches and Christians to join hands with brothers and sisters in Sudan through corporate and individual prayers.

We are asking people to pray:

  • For peaceful and fair referendum on January 9th
  • That the results of the vote will be accepted by the Sudanese government and the international community
  • That the religious liberty of all people will be respected and safeguarded
  • The rebuilding of infrastructure and social services post referendum.

The World Evangelical Alliance is made up of 128 national evangelical alliances located in 7 regions and 104 associate member organizations and global networks. The WEA is the world¹s largest association of evangelical Christians serving a constituency of 420 million people. The WEA is a voice to governments, media, and other faith communities and holds consultative status at the United Nations.

Contact: WEA Communication, wea@worldevangelicals.org

The World Evangelical Alliance has pledged action to ensure that the referendum taking place on Southern Sudan's future next January is a success.
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