Solidarity and Sacred Silence for Afghanistan | LIRS

At LIRS, we know that so many of us are facing an incredibly difficult time. We are devastated by the fall of Afghanistan’s elected government and our hearts break for our Afghan allies, their families, and all those in grave danger of Taliban retaliation. Chaotic scenes from at the airport in Kabul, stories of fear and danger, and reports of deaths and increasing violence are being broadcast on nearly every news channel. Our hearts are breaking, and we want to take action.

With that in mind, we invite you to join us in Sacred Silence.

Ways to Participate

Watch the Interfaith Prayer Vigil 
LIRS, along with our interfaith partners, held a virtual prayer vigil on August 31st at 4 pm EST to hold space for our friends impacted by what’s happening in Afghanistan and prepare ourselves to be part of a kind and compassionate welcome. Watch a recording of the vigil below.

Interfaith Prayer Toolkit 
The Solidarity and Sacred Silence for Afghanistan toolkiequips individuals and communities to enter into a time of sacred silence through reflection, guided prayer, and meditation. Additionally, communities can access a Christian and/or an Interfaith Solidarity Prayer Vigil to guide communal prayer and reflection. 

Submit a Prayer
Thank you for lifting up our Afghan neighbors. If you would like to share a prayer or good intentions with LIRS, we would love to join you and share in this sacred time with you. 

To learn more about the situation in Afghanistan and how you can help, visit our Help Our Afghan Allies page.

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