URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT -- ATTENTION: DIOCESAN BISHOP OF DESIGNATE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1991
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Church leaders, including Archbishop Michael Peers, have this afternoon released the following statement:
"We, as leaders of the Christian churches in Canada, call on our people to turn to God in prayer for a just and peaceful resolution to the Gulf Crisis by means other than war. We therefore urge our congregations and parishes to devote Sunday January 13th as a day of prayer for peace in the Middle East."
The statement is endorsed by leaders of the Anglican, Evangelical Lutheran, Presbyterian and United Churches, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. It is the first time all six of these bodies have come together in a joint statement.
If possible, you may wish to contact local radio and television stations and ask for their help in letting people know. A possible wording for a Public Service Announcement follows:
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Leaders of Catholic, Protestant and Evangelical Churches in Canada have designated this Sunday a day of prayer for peace in the Middle East. People in all congregations and parishes are asked to turn to God in prayer for a just and peaceful resolution to the Gulf Crisis.