On the 7th anniversary of In Defense of Christians, His Eminence, Archbishop Anoushavan, who is a member of the Religious Advisory Board of IDC, addressed the 2020 Global Summit held remotely on Wednesday, September 23. You may read his message below:
Heavenly Father, we thank you for this opportunity to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the In Defense of Christians organization, which since its inception has been devoted to a noble cause.
During this unprecedented crisis of global pandemic, full of socio-political and economic uncertainty, when we experience the very words of the Psalmist that “we are surrounded by the snares of death and the pang of Sheol has laid hold on us,” (Ps 116:3) we are in dire need of the peace you promised to your Apostles: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you, I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid” (Jn 14:27).
Along with your peace, O Lord, shower Your wisdom over the spiritual and lay leaders of the world, to lead us all “through the valley of the shadow of death” (Ps 23:4). Also help us to understand and help each other and welcome the fullness of life with peace, joy, and prosperity.
Praised be your Holy Name forever. Amen.