Bread is Life – Fast for a Just Peace in Syria

Pax Christi International is launching a “bread is life” campaign during Lent 2013 to raise awareness about the suffering of civilian communities in Syria and to express solidarity with those who are trying to survive in Syria and as refugees in surrounding countries. Join us fasting in solidarity with the Syrian people!

The Bread is Life campaign will take place from 13 February to 31 March 2013, to coincide with the Christian observance of Lent.

The acute suffering of civilian communities has been made immeasurably worse by a shortage of bread, Syrian’s staple food, caused in part by the deliberate bombing1 of bakeries. Syrian civilians believe that Syrian authorities are causing the food crisis as a form of collective punishment for demanding freedom.
We call on all Pax Christi members and friends worldwide to raise awareness about the plight of the Syrian civilian population, who feel abandoned by the rest of the world; to join in a global act of solidarity through prayer and fasting; to send the Syrian people messages of support; and to advocate for effective humanitarian assistance.2
A small Pax Christi International delegation will bring our expressions of solidarity to the Syrian people toward the end of Lent.
We invite all Pax Christi Member Organisations and people of good will to... read more


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