Prayers for Peacemakers, 9 November 2016


Prayers for Peacemakers, 9 November 2016

Give thanks for the witness of West Papuans who have
resisted the genocidal policies of the Indonesian government and the witness of
Christian Peacemaker Teams – Oceania. 
Even though Indonesian President Joko Widodo canceled his visit to
Australia, after massive outrage in the country against Indonesia’s human
rights violations in West Papua, CPT-Oceania still felt moved to vigil on the
lawn in the front of Parliament House. 
They read the names of West Papuans who had been arrested, jailed,
killed and disappeared.  They named West
Papuans who inspire the CPTers to stand with them. They acknowledged their
encircling presence, like a cloud of witnesses. “Berapa lama mereka hadir?
Untuk selamanya. Untuk selamanya. Untuk selamanya. For how long are they with
us? For always. For always. For always…”


*Epixel for Peacemakers  November 13, 2016

See, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble;
the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts,
so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.
But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:1-2a

*epixel: a snapshot-epistle to the churches related to and appearing  with a text from the upcoming Sunday’s Revised Common Lectionary readings. Psalm 17:1-2, 8-9

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