Prayer Vigil for Peace in Israel and Palestine
May 15 2018
Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th Street ,
Washington, DC 20001
Please join Churches for Middle East Peace for a prayer vigil for peace in Israel and Palestine on Tuesday May 15th in Lafayette Square near the White House along Pennsylvania Ave.
On May 14th, the Trump Administration will formally move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This decision poses a major setback to the goal of a shared Jerusalem, but acknowledging the importance of Jerusalem to Israelis while neglecting the Palestinian history of the city. May 14th also coincides with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence. While it is a day marking the end of the tragic history of the Jews as a stateless people, we must not forget that it is toward this very same hope that Palestinians are striving.
We refuse to let our religions become political weapons for perpetuating policies that jeopardize human life. Let us gather to pray that all people of faith will take action to prevent further tragedy.
If you are unable to make the DC vigil, we encourage you to pray on your own and share your experience on social media using #pray4jerusalem and #pray4gaza. You can find prayer suggestions here.