Christians to join Burma vigil in London

Christians to join Burma vigil in London

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling on Christians of all denominations to join the Burmese exiled community in a vigil in Parliament Square, London, every Monday evening until December.

The Burmese exiled community is holding a permanent 24-hour vigil in Parliament Square in solidarity with the suffering people of Burma. They have invited Christians to join them in solidarity every Monday from 6-9pm.

Muslims, Buddhists, trade unionists and other communities will be joining them on other evenings. CSW’s Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas said: “It is a great privilege to have been invited by the Burmese community to stand in solidarity with them. We are grateful that they have set aside a designated evening every week for Christians to join them."
“We call on church leaders, pastors, whole congregations and individuals to take up this request and to join the Burmese community in London from 6-9pm every Monday evening until December, opposite the Houses of Parliament.”

This initiative is the latest in a series of protests and prayer days which CSW has supported in response to the crisis in Burma. On Saturday 6 October thousands of people marched in London in the biggest ever demonstration for Burma held in the UK, and joined a rally in Trafalgar Square.

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