Westminster Abbey Marks Srebrenica Anniversary
Monday, 6th July 2015
A Solemn Commemoration for Srebrenica Memorial Day was held at Westminster Abbey at Noon on Monday 6th July.
The service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, who said in his Bidding:
In Westminster Abbey, a place of Christian prayer and commemoration at the heart of our nation for over a thousand years, we come into the presence of almighty God, bringing our hopes and fears, our sorrows and joys, our penitence and thanksgiving.
We come with our own faith, together with those of other faiths and of no faith, to a solemn commemoration of the genocide in Srebrenica twenty years ago. We shall remember the events of those days and those who died and all those who suffer the consequences, and we shall pray for them.
We shall reflect on our common humanity and the reality of man's inhumanity to man, on the cruelty that lurks in each of us and that can be unleashed for destruction. Above all, we shall look for signs of hope, of forgiveness, of reconciliation, and we shall pray that under God all may be one.
Addresses were given by His Excellency Bakir Izetbegović, President of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and by the Right Honourable Greg Clark MP, Secretary for Communities and Local Government.