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Women’s prayer event at Sheringham church

2012 : “Malaysia – Let Justice Prevail” is the theme for an event at Sheringham Salvation Army Hall on March 2 to celebrate the Women’s World Day of Prayer. Tony Rothe reports.

WWDP Sheringham 320 AR

Women's World Day of Prayer is a global, ecumenical movement of informed prayer and prayerful action, organised and led by Christian women who call the faithful together on the first Friday in March each year to observe a common day of prayer and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service. The service is written by a different country each year and that country then becomes the focus of the world's prayers on the day itself, from day-break over the islands of Tonga in the Pacific to sunset over the islands of Samoa, a total of 36 hours’ prayer.

This year the country in question is Malaysia, a country which is multi-ethnic and multi-religious, and has attracted migrants from other parts of Asia and beyond and it is one of the wealthiest and most developed countries in South East Asia. Women still face discrimination and violence at all levels of society and human trafficking has become a sophisticated and organised operation.

The speaker at the Sheringham meeting will be Major Diane Boyd, Training and Development Manager of the Anglia Division of the Salvation Army.

The meeting will be at 2.30pm on Friday March 2 at the hall in Cremer Street in Sheringham, NR26 8DZ.

For more details, contact :

Norma Winterbourne - 01263 824832

Or e-mail the Corps Press representative on annette@copemanuk.com

For information about the Women’s World Day of Prayer movement, see :

www.wwdp-natcomm.org   or e-mail : office@wwdp-natcomm.org

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