Chelmsford Mayor’s Chaplain will include prayers remembering Srebrenica before the Full Council meeting on 22 July 2020.
Remembering Srebrenica is a charitable organisation funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and supported by the Foreign Office. Their aim is to raise awareness of the genocide in Bosnia and bring people together to tackle hatred and help build safer, stronger communities in the UK.
This year’s Srebrenica Memorial Week will be taking place from 5 July to 12 July where communities across the UK will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the genocide, in which over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were murdered, simply because of their faith.
Chelmsford City Council wishes to commemorate the remembrance of Srebrenica and will do so in the prayers held before the next Full Council, led by the Mayor’s Chaplain Fr Tom Page.
The Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Jude Deakin, said: “We must educate people on the lessons from Srebrenica and stand up to hatred and intolerance in our community. We will remember the victims and honour the survivors of Srebrenica in this important anniversary year.”
Full Council will take place on 22 July 2020 from 7pm and will be streamed online for anyone that wishes to join in. The agenda and YouTube streaming links will be added to the website in due course: https://bit.ly/2ZsBBbf.
Find out more about Srebrenica and the Genocide at https://www.srebrenica.org.uk.
Monday 6 July 2020