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NCCA declares a National Day of Prayer for Burma

The National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) has declared a national day of prayer for Burma on Sunday, 21 October 2007.

NCCA General Secretary Rev John Henderson said the images of tens of thousands of Burmese monks, nuns and civilians marching in the cities of Burma has highlighted the tragic situation facing millions of people in Burma today.

“The courageous leadership shown by the religious leaders of Burma is a call to us all in the international religious communities to stand with them in solidarity, Mr Henderson said.

“We believe now is the time that Christians can come together to pray for change in Burma and to express our compassion and solidarity for those who live in a climate of fear.

“Now is the time for us to be the voice for the voiceless for those who have been repressed, incarcerated and silenced in Burma.

Prayers and other resources that can be used or adapted for use by churches can be found on the NCCA website www.ncca.org.au.