Religious leaders hold community service in support of Ukraine

As more and more lives are lost and endangered due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many in the state are sending prayers of solidarity for those living abroad.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — As more lives are lost and put at risk due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many in the state are sending prayers of solidarity for those at home. foreigner.

Many gathered at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church to express their empathy, while rallying relief efforts for the country.

“Do not believe that the courageous and brilliant resistance of the Ukrainians without support, without the help of the West will prevail against Vladimir Putin,” said General Wesley K. Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.

Clark hopes that their actions can help bring peace to Ukraine and that he thinks greater risks may have to be taken to secure peace in the country.

“I’m in touch with people there every hour and I admire their courage. I want to do everything I can to help and I’m sure you do, but I know what the odds are,” he said. said Clark.

Local religious leaders also gathered to pray for safety in the area.

“Most of us knew little about Ukraine, but we are nonetheless worried because Russia and its dictator, Vladimir Putin, have been amassing troops on the Ukrainian border,” Rabbi Barry said. Block of the B’Nai Israel Congregation of Little Rock.

The community planned to take action by organizing relief efforts for Ukraine through service offerings while reflecting on its own ability to help around the world.

The meeting generated all sorts of topics. Religious leaders also spoke about the impact of the conflict on Americans in perspective.

“These same sanctions are causing economic hardship for us and the world. When prices go up or goods are not available because of the measures we are taking to support the Ukrainian people? Let’s salute the sacrifice,” Block said.

Norma P. Rex