Faith communities support in i4give Week

Leila and Danny Abdallah and family (The Catholic Weekly/Giovanni Portelli)

Sydney couple Danny and Leila Abdallah are hoping to inspire people of faith across Australia through a dedicated community event, i4give Week, from February 1-7. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

The week will draw upon the Abdallahs’ powerful witness to the love of Christ in forgiving a drunk and drugged driver who killed their children nearly two years ago.

Siblings Antony, Angelina and Sienna Abdallah and their cousin Veronique Sakr were killed on February 1, 2020, when an out- of-control ute mounted the footpath while they were walking to a shop to buy ice cream, close to their home at Oatlands in Sydney’s north-west.

The Abdallahs have invited faith communities to support i4Give Week.

“Forgiveness and love are at the centre of our Christian faith”, Ms Abdallah said. “Through i4Give Week, we want everyone around the world to understand the power of forgiveness, love and patience and then may the Holy Spirit touch everyone’s hearts with that message”.

It’s a message which is resonating well beyond church pews with the National Rugby League hosting an I4Give Cup match between the Parramatta Eels and the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Catholic, Anglican and Pentecostal church leaders will speak on forgiveness on i4give Sunday, February 6. Jewish leaders will also do so in synagogues on i4Give Sabbath on February 4 and 5, and imams in the Muslim community will lead i4Give Friday prayers on February 4.

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Get involved in i4give (By Michael Kenny, The Catholic Weekly

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