Camille's editorial of April 4, 2022: The solution is prayer

Will Smith stunned the audience at the 94th Academy Awards, which took place on Sunday, March 27, when he took the stage to slap Chris Rock, one of the evening's presenters.

A demonstration of violence that made noise! Actor Denzel Washington is among those who went to speak with Will Smith after the incident. He reports that they prayed together for, as Washington asserts, in this situation “the only solution was prayer”.

Shafiq is Christian, like the vast majority of garbage collectors and sewer workers in Pakistan, where these professions are subject to strong social stigma, as they are considered impure by Muslims. Despite his difficult situation, every day Shafiq "thanks God for giving (him) an extra day to live". Discover his story on the InfoChrétienne website.

The Union Church was founded by expatriate Christians in 1962 in Tripoli, Libya and hosts three other multinational Protestant churches in its building. A court recently ordered their eviction. Christians call on us to support them in prayer.

As today's news reminds us of the importance and power of prayer, let us also continue to pray for the ongoing war in Ukraine.

L'Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby condemned on Twitter the killings of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Boutcha. He calls for an end to the confit. “May those who are waging this aggressive war against the Ukrainian people regain their humanity and stop these obscene murders of God's precious children,” he said.

Camille Westphal Perrier

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