Power, Politics & Pilgrimage Recap

No ‘day of action’ this year, but a unique opportunity to pray with others on a prayer walk through the centre of London, visiting the headquarters of Shell, the Bank of England, the Cenotaph in Whitehall and HMS Belfast.

We prayed for forgiveness as individuals and as a nation for our parts in causing conflicts, abusing the huge resources we have been given, and remembered the victims of war and poverty around the world.  We finished the day in the Houses of Commons, with 60 of us meeting with at least 10 MPs, continuing to keep up the pressure on government support for the arms trade.  It was the afternoon of a much anticipated statement in parliament on the situation in Libya, a country that with others in Middle East has been supplied with weapons by UK arms companies, with full support from the UK government.  Arms sales have never been under so much scrutiny – lets make the most of the opportunity we have to meet with our MPs and ask them to end tax payers support for the arms trade. 

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