UK Christians host public prayers to show solidarity with Jews worldwide

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UK Christians host public prayers to show solidarity with Jews worldwide

Christian Action Against Antisemitism holding 'Never Again Is Now' vigil at 4pm Sunday 19 November in central London

Screenshot: CAAS
Screenshot: CAAS

In a powerful display of solidarity and shared values, Christians across Britain will gather in central London on Sunday 19 November 2023 at 4pm for the Never Again Is Now prayer event.

Organised by Christian Action Against Antisemitism, the event aims to stand publicly with the Jewish community and Israel, currently grappling with unprecedented levels of antisemitism and facing the aftermath of a brutal terrorist attack that included the taking of 243 hostages.

The event seeks to send a resounding message that Jews worldwide are not alone. Christians from various denominations, the Jewish community, and public figures will converge for an evening of prayer, hymns, reflections and solidarity.

The primary purpose of the gathering is to unite people against antisemitism and religious extremism. The theme, “Never Again Is Now,” echoes the sentiment that silence in the face of rising hatred is not an option. Participants will hold candles as a symbol of light in the darkness, demonstrating their commitment to peace and unity.

Among the speakers are representatives from various Christian denominations, members of the Jewish community, and notable public figures. Hymns will be sung, and prayers will be offered to bring comfort to the Jewish community.

The ‘7/10 Human Chain’ organisers are collaborating with the event, keeping the 239 still kidnapped by Hamas at the forefront of hearts and minds. Thomas Hand, the father of Emily – who celebrated on Friday her 9th birthday under Hamas captivity in Gaza – will speak at the event and share the stories of the hostages families.

The Reverend Hayley Ace, of Christian Action Against Antisemitism, said: “Now is the time for collective action against antisemitism. We must not be found to be silent, timid or apathetic to evil. We must learn from history. We will gather, be visible and show our love in action, we stand beside our Jewish community in unity.”

The Metropolitan Police will be present throughout the event.

The exact meeting location will be released before the event. For that reason registration is essential via:

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