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PRAYER FOR THE CHILDREN OF SIERRA LEONE ON CHRISTMAS DAY
On this day when our hearts are rejoicing in celebration at our Lord's birth, let us pray for our young brothers and sisters in Sierra Leone who because of violence may have difficulty experiencing the joy and peace of this blessed day. May we reach out in prayer and solidarity to let them know that they are not alone as they seek to recover the peace which you wish for all your children.
The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches, now 337, in more than 100 countries in all continents from virtually all Christian traditions. The Roman Catholic Church is not a member church but works cooperatively with the WCC. The highest governing body is the assembly, which meets approximately every seven years. The WCC was formally inaugurated in 1948 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Its staff is headed by general secretary Konrad Raiser from the Evangelical Church in Germany.