Christians in Northern Ireland are to join together to launch One Voice, a global movement of prayer and action led by Christian relief and development agency Tearfund.
Re:Ignite - a conference gathering people to pray , reflect, and respond to issues of global injustice - is being held at Carnmoney Presbyterian Church on Saturday 05 February 2011 in partnership with 24/7 Prayer. All are welcome.
Andy Flannagan is to lead worship, Bishop Harold Miller and New Wine Ireland’s Hilary McClay will be interviewed by the BBC’s Mark Simpson.
Jim Nicholson MEP will also be interviewed about his experiences leading a recent EU delegation to Haiti to assess progress since the earthquake last year.
Of the conference, Tearfund endorsee Pete Greig, of 24/7 Prayer, said: “Tearfund is brilliant and unusual in the way it marries practical action with prayerful reflection. I’m sure that the One Voice prayer week will change lives. We’re excited to be part of it.”
Tearfund Chief Executive Matthew Frost said: “At this time, Tearfund particularly seeks to pray for those still suffering in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti one year ago, the thousands of refugees displaced by the post-electoral violence in the Ivory Coast, and those affected by recent political upheavals in Egypt.”
Also featuring in Re:Ignite will be workshops for Christians looking to engage in prayer more deeply, and talk through the theological and practical implications of integral mission and ‘acting justly’.
On offer is:
Re:Connect - with Derek McKelvey and 24/ 7 prayer – ideas to help you and your church reconnect prayerfully with God and practically with your neighbour
Re:Act - with 24/ 7 prayer –ideas to help young people reconnect prayerfully with God and practically with their neighbours
Re:Adjust - with Peter Lynas – biblical insight and inspirational stories to help you act justly in your workplace
Re:Visit – Tim Magowan with Jim Nicholson MEP - Having recently met Tearfund staff and the President Jim Nicholson will highlight stories of challenge and Transformation from his recent visit to Haiti as part of an EU fact finding delegation
Re:Source -with Andy Flannagan – equip your church to reach out locally and globally.
The conference will conclude at 12.30pm with a set from the Belfast Community Gospel Choir, before delegates are invited to lunch at 1pm.
Places for the conference are still available and people can reserve places by calling the Re:Ignite booking line on: 07799076691.
Tickets cost £7.50 with lunch included, or just £5 for the conference itself.