100th Anniversary of the Armistice

Sunday 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18).

One hundred years ago, on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent at the end of four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War.

With the fighting on the frontlines suspended, the two sides worked towards a peace settlement and negotiate the treaties that would officially end the First World War.

As countries around the world mark Armistice Day 2018, we remember those thousands who lost their lives during World War 1.

Let us  pray for an end to all forms of warfare and violence and renew our efforts to work for a justice which will enable true peace to come.