Our friends at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL, the Quakers), along with the Episcopal Public Policy Network, have organized an online prayer vigil to commemorate the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine. Pax Christi USA Executive Director Johnny Zokovitch will be one of the speakers.

Friday, February 24, 2:30 – 3:30 PM EST. Watch via the Episcopal Public Policy Network’s Facebook page.

From FCNL: Please join us to pray together and to lament the human harm caused by violence and conflict. We will offer prayers for the people of Ukraine, Russia, and across the region, and for those displaced, and for a peaceful resolution to the crisis that prevents further human suffering.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Rev. Margaret Rose, Moderator, The Episcopal Church
  • The Rev. Dr. C.K. Robertson, Canon to the Presiding Bishop, The Episcopal Church
  • Bridget Moix, General Secretary, Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • Rev. Protopresbyter Dr. Nicolas Kazarian, Ecumenical Officer and Director, Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
  • Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, Executive Director, The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers 
  • Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, President of Sojourners
  • Sandy Sorenson, Director, United Church of Christ Washington DC Office
  • Danny Hall, Director of Public Affairs, Soka Gakkai International-USA
  • Rabbi Sarah Bassin, Director of Clergy and Congregations, HIAS
  • Johnny Zokovitch, Executive Director, Pax Christi USA

One thought on “February 24: Faith vigil for peace in Ukraine

  1. Thank you, Johnny and all of the other groups conducting this vigil. We must remain strong in advancing the cause of nonviolence and respect for the dignity of life/Creation. Despite the continuing drive to only have militarism/otherism spread in the world, the prayers and actions for hope, nonviolence, dialogue and peace must continue to work to create a momentum for conflict resolution. Pope Francis/the Vatican and others remain available to mediate. Remain constant in the call to pray, study, and act for a just peace.

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