Monday 21 December 2020

A Christmas Message of Light and Hope


A Christmas Message of Light and Hope
December 2020

'Christmas is a time to remember the fulfilment of promise and realisation of hope in the birth of Jesus Christ. We remember that the Light shone into darkness and transformed it, and likewise, so many have shone as bright lights throughout this past year, as beacons of hope for those around the world who have lived various forms of darkness, ranging from bereavement and illness to persecution and displacement.

This Christmas, we stand together to commit ourselves once again to a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and to continuing to do all we can to shine a light of hope, promise and kindness into a world that has such need of it.

As we stand together, we give thanks for those who continue to be our inspiration: both those who make our work possible through their tireless commitment, and even more importantly, those for whom we stand and whose resilience and courage continue to be a testimony to their own strength and faithfulness.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a safe, healthy and happy New Year'

The Lord Alton of Liverpool
Crossbench Peer
House of Lords

Archbishop Angaelos
Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London
Founder and Director
Refcemi, Coptic Advocacy

Henrietta Blyth
Open Doors UK & Ireland

Tim Dieppe
Head of Public Policy
Christian Concern

Amanda Khozi Mukwashi
Christian Aid

Neville Kyrke-Smith
National Director
Aid to the Church in Need UK

Tim Livesey
Embrace the Middle East

The Revd Dr Nadim Nassar
Executive Director
Awareness Foundation

Huda Nassar
Director for the Middle East
Awareness Foundation 

Lisa Pearce
Chief Development and Advocacy Officer
Open Doors International

Paul Robinson

Release International

Mark Sheard
World Vision

Mervyn Thomas CMG
Founder President

Gareth Wallace
Head of Policy & Communications
World Vision UK

Prof Paul S Williams
Bible Society