Global Christian students organise fast for Egypt

By staff writers
3 Feb 2011

The World Student Christian Federation is organising a worldwide fasting and prayer initiative for peace and justice in Egypt today (4 February 2011)

Supporters are asked to give up a meal at 12 noon, following the practice of the historic Eastern churches.

The WSCF said: "We will send our prayers to God in our own languages and traditions, and in our own time zones, thereby holding a concerted prayer vigil that will go throughout the day and reflect the diversity of our ecumenical family."

Students and human rights activists have also taken part in online activities and petitions to support the pro-democracy protesters across Egypt.

Several people have been killed and up to 600 wounded, some seriously, as pro-Hosni Mubarak supporters have sought to intimidate demonstrators for change, and undermine what has been a primarily nonviolent popular movement over the past week.

In the UK, the Student Christian Movement has forwarded the WSCF appeal to its members and supporters on campuses across Britain.

More on the World Student Christian Federation: http://www.wscfglobal.org/

Also on Ekklesia: Fasting: reshaping our desires towards justice - http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/14083

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