Royal Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO

  • '...People use religion to perpetrate evil. Awareness Sunday is an initiative that seeks to turn this evil into good and to let religion play its proper part in our contemporary world...'
  • '...I would encourage the Jewish community to mark (Awareness Sunday) in an appropriate manner during the second weekend in September, as we remember the events of ten years ago and pray for peace and harmony in the days and years ahead...'
  • '...Awareness Sunday is a tangible expression of our shared humanity. It is a declaration of hope for the future and has my utmost support....'
  • 'Awareness Sunday should be a day to stop and think where we came from, where we are now and where we want to go as people created in the image of God. Enough is enough. Let us (Christians) be what God wants us to be now'
  • '...Awareness Sunday reminds us of our common humanity and spiritual relationship with all men and women regardless of their race or religion....'
  • '...We meet in Awareness Sunday to make always a new start, rejecting hatred and violence and welcoming healing and reconciliation...'
  • "Awareness Sunday echoes a Chinese saying, “Qiu Tong Cun Yi”: “One needs to tolerate differences while seeking the common good."
  • 'From time to time history presents us with a moment in which to reflect and renew our commitment to peace in our world. Awareness Sunday is such a moment.'
  • 'The future stability of the world depends upon good relationships between the faith communities both locally and internationally. In raising awareness of this I pray that religious leaders will sense all the more our responsibility to build paths of peace to one another.'
  • '...I hope that (Awareness Sunday) will highlight the increasingly public role of Christian faith that teaches how to reflect the meekness that Jesus demonstrated....'
  • '...Through initiatives such as Awareness Sunday, and many others across the world, we can slowly, with a generosity of spirit and mutual respect for our differences, create a path toward peace...'
  • '...Awareness Sunday brings us together to understand each other and work to heal wounds so that the practical aims of religion as a method of healing, peace and love are actualised...'
  • '... I am delighted that Awareness Sunday will be marked...and I hope that men and women from every part of society will want to join together to pray, reflect and renew our confidence in God.'
  • "This is a wonderful initiative. We need to make each other more aware of our God-given humanity. We need to celebrate our rainbow diversity. That is how God will help us to build a world of peace and justice. I support the initiative of Awareness Sunday."
  • "I welcome Awareness Sunday as it seeks to reach out and build better relationships based on mutual respect and understanding."
  • "Awareness Sunday...is acknowledging, through education, the urgent need to dispel ignorance and to help each one of us to build a path to peace in our diverse, ever-changing world."