St. Cuthbert’s Church Brunswick

Parish of Christ the King

Diocese of Newcastle

19 February 2016
The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, published three prayers for the people Mosul,  The third of these, copied below, can be used for all those fleeing persecution whether in Ebril, on Mount Sinjar or elsewhere in the country.

Lord, in this city where Christians and Muslims have lived together for over 1400 years, we pray for healing, peace and restoration. Bring light out of this present darkness and hope from despair that guided by your Holy Spirit, all your children may find a new way forward together based on your love for us all. Amen

The poster above uses the Arabic letter, "N", which has been daubed on the homes of Christians (often called 'Nasrani' in Arabic) in Mosul to identify them as targets for persecution or execution. Churches have been asked to display this to show their support for all religious minorities fleeing persecution.