Religious Leaders Call for Africa-wide Prayer in Response to COVID 19

Religious leaders and faith-based organizations have released a call to prayer as people in Africa continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic.
11 March 2018, Arusha, Tanzania: Young and old, women and men, children and elderly — bringing together a congregation of over 1,000 people, the Arusha Mjini Kati Lutheran Church gathered to celebrate Sunday service on 11 March, together with international visitors participating in the WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism. The church, which bears its name from its central location in Arusha, Tanzania, has a history of more than 100 years, and is an active body in Evangelical outreach, spreading the Gospel throughout Tanzania. Through “creative ministry”, including drama, music and artistic expression, the church explores new ways of engaging young people in the church, and in proclaiming the good news.

GENEVE — Religious leaders and faith-based organizations have released a call to prayer as people in Africa continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

“Therefore we call upon all faithful and people of goodwill to join us in the prayer to curb the outbreak of the pandemic,” reads a statement.

“We pray for all the people who lost their precious lives due to the virus and their souls to rest in peace.”

The call for prayer also expresses support for medical professionals, caregivers and researchers who are working day and night to save lives. “We pray together as citizens of the world in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 and for its quick end and for the discovery of the medicine,” reads the message.

Read the full message of the “Call to prayer to combat the COVID-19 pandemic”

The All African Conference of Churches (AACC)

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