A new ecumenical project called, Give Us A Sign, calls on Churches and Christian organisations to stand together in support of peace in the month of May 2016.
The project emerged in 2015 following conversations between the Anglican, Catholic and Uniting Churches in the Hunter and Central Coast. It supported by the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and the Diocese of Broken Bay.
Last year its focus was promoting compassion for asylum seekers. In 2016, the theme is seeking peace.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” (John 14:27)
The troubles of our own times can appear overwhelming. In our daily news we are bombarded with stories of war, terrorism, civil unrest and violence. Many people in our own communities do not feel any true sense of peace in themselves or in their homes. We ask that churches and Christian organisations consider posting a message of peace on their noticeboards for at least one day per week for the weeks during the month of May. Individuals can also share creative messages of peace.
How to get involved?
- Choose a message of peace and display it on your noticeboard.
You can select from the three weekly options available from our website giveusasign.org or choose your own.
- Take a photo of your sign and email it to email@example.com along with the name of the church or group you’re from. A member of our team will then upload the image to the Facebook and/or Instagram pages and the website.
- Individuals can also participate by taking a picture of themselves with a message of peace and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for uploading.
- Follow the Give Us A Sign Facebook and Instagram pages (links on the website).