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The United Church and its partners in Kenya and around the world remain committed to peacemaking and peacebuilding.

Photo of mourners grieving over bodies after attack on January 15, 2019
Mourners grieve as they prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in the attack in Nairobi, Kenya on January 15, 2019.
Credit: AP Photo/Brian Inganga

The United Church of Canada is profoundly saddened and outraged at the terrorist attack on the Dusit Hotel Complex in Nairobi on January 15, 2019. We stand in solidarity with Mission & Service partners the National Council of Churches in Kenya, Organization of African Instituted Churches, and PROCMURA in condemning the violence.

Please pray for the people of Kenya, our siblings and friends in Nairobi, and all who have family there. You may wish to use this prayer.

Despite this attack, United Church partners in Kenya and around the world remain committed to the difficult, long-term, and often unrecognized work of peacemaking and peacebuilding. They do this work in response to the gospel call to be peacemakers, often at great risk to their own safety. May the families and friends of those affected by this and other acts of violence find support and comfort in their grief and healing.


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