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Second "Praying for Gaza" Brisbane inter-faith vigil: rolling the scroll of children's names to bagpipe music


On Saturday 27 April 2024, 50 recognised faith leaders participated in a second “Praying for Gaza” inter-faith vigil in the Brisbane CBD, either reading names of children who have tragically died in Gaza and Israel since October, reciting from holy books or leading intercessory prayers. This video shows the rolling of the scroll of children’s names, including 4,000 of the 15,000 names of Palestinian children who have been killed in Gaza. Palestinian Christian Colette (whose family is from Jerusalem) and Muslim Palestinian Sameer (who has lost nearly 40 family members in Gaza) rolled the scroll of names, with the assistance of Anglican and other community members, as bagpiper Camille played

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The next ceasefire inter-faith prayer vigil will be held at 3pm on Sunday 9 June 2024 in the Brisbane CBD. See ACSQ Facebook and the anglican focus Events page for more information. 

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