Remembrance Day

By Press Office
November 11, 2008

Jonathan Bartley, co-director of Ekklesia said: "How we remember is not a neutral or a value free event. It shapes who we are, how we approach life, what we believe to be truly important, what we anticipate, and what choices we will feel able to make as we continue our journey through the world.

"And if we remember well, we stand a good chance of living happily and fruitfully, but if we remember badly we may find ourselves disabled by fear, guilt and anger. Remembrance is an important political and public act with consequences for us all.

"This is why it is so important that the church finds the right place for itself in services of remembrance. But it is also uniquely placed to ensure that no life that has been lost in war is forgotten - whether that be those of a friend or enemy."

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