In times of tragedy like the Germanwings airline crash over the Alps yesterday, the URI global family gathers to extend prayers and messages of sympathy and support. Below are a few of the wishes sent in solidarity and love to family and friends of the victims and those affected by the crash.
Dear URI family,
Let us pray for all those who have lost their lives in the Germanwings Airbus crash.
As we offer our condolences, may all the families and friends of the victims receive our love and healing at this very difficult time.
In peace and prayer,
Kiran Bali MBE JP - Global Council Chair
Dear URI Family,
I was just watching the News and searching the updates. Let us join hands in prayers and offering condolences for the victims’ families for love and healing. It is a great loss and shocking news.
Yuel Bhatti, Executive Secretary, United Religions Initiative Pakistan
I share my condolences and sympathies. Thanks.
May God bless!
I offer my heartfelt condolences and prayers at the fatal crash of German airliner. May the Almighty God grant consolation and comfort to all those who have lost their dear ones in this crash! May God save us from such tragedies!
Father James Channan OP, URI-Pakistan Regional Coordinator
From natural to man-made disasters. These have become recurring decimals in our world today. The need for constant prayers and active good works cannot be over-emphasized. We turn to God in these times for comfort for those who have lost loved ones, and eternal rest for the victims.
Emmanuel Ivorgba, Regional Coordinator, URI West Africa
No matter where there is devastation, heart break and or suffering, let us be the light.
Prayer is real. Prayer, words and prayful meditations are light. And we focus on our prayers to those that suffer as a result… many loved ones are mourning. The light comes from within, to become that prayer.
The prayer changes the energy. Prayer is very powerful. It is the God of all in all sharing being love to all. When we come from a loving space... filled with love and our words are that love we have the power to transform all that stands in our way, we also have the power to see peace replace fear.
So we united; all faiths knowing our prayers are united, pray. Some use words. Some are still with their thoughts... all focus on loving those that need it.
We meditate. We be love where ever we can ... and we also create projects that support that love in action where ever we can. URI is a powerful witness to love and I am proud to be a CC in it… and pray with all my brothers and sisters for that PEACE, especially in times of pain for others. It does make a difference. .... People feel it. And this is what we exist to be and do... a witness to peace can be in word.
In that peace and with that love- which is from my heart
Pauline Crosbie of Bumblebee Global Renewal Projects CC
Thank you for your warm words and your prayers. We human beings are not able to prevent so horrible accidents, mostly we cause them. We cannot manage everything. In the end we are all in God's hand.
Let's stay together in mourning and assistance, in our thoughts, memorial and prayers.
Many greetings from Germany,
Marianne Horling, Global Council Trustee for URI Europe
Our hearts are with the family of the victims of the plane crash. May god console them. We also pray for the eternal repose of the souls of the victims.
May God accept them in His heavenly above.
May God be with the families and relatives of the victims of the crash and may he grant them eternal rest.
So sad an event….
Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace Center (DREP) CC, Nigeria
Dear URI Friends,
We sympathize with our German URI friends and also send our prayers to the victims of a great tragedy in France. We share our sympathies to the families of the victims and all the friends who mourn for their dear ones. May God grant peace to the souls departed and consolation to those who mourn.
Miss Naseem George T.I, Coordinator, Seeds of Peace CC, Sargodha - Pakistan
How difficult it is to see such report without breaking down! For the faithful, we believe it is a matter of time and the righteous will triumph over the wicked. The just will receive justice and wickedness will be erased. Our prayers and heart with the beriefed and the wounded. May peace be the ultimate.
Honorable Elisha Buba Yero, URI Global Council Trustee, Jos, Nigeria