San pauses to remember victims of terrorism


Wahroonga, New South Wales 

Sydney Adventist Hospital held a special chapel service this afternoon to remember victims of terrorist attacks around the world this year.

More than 6560 people have died and 9613 injured from attacks since January. Last week’s tragedy in Paris, France, claimed the lives of more than 130 people, while 43 people were killed by a bomb blast in Beirut.

Among those taking part in the short remembrance service were hospital employees, local community members and leaders of various faith groups.

A number of Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders presented scripture readings during the program, including former San CEO Dr Leon Clark, businesswoman and philanthropist Norma Rosenhain, South Pacific Division associate general secretary Dr Danijela Schubert and HopeChannel Discovery Centre director Pastor Lyle Southwell.

The service also featured special items by Wahroonga Adventist School’s Year Four Songsters and the lighting of “candles of remembrance.” Sydney Adventist Hospital chaplain Pastor Alex Currie closed the service with a dedicatory prayer.

The invitation to the service called the gathering “an expression of solidarity and care for all those whose lives have been touched by such tragedies.”