People around the world are reeling after the events of the past week. Beirut, Baghdad, Syria and France all experienced attacks claimed by ISIS, while Mexico and Japan experienced strong earthquakes. Twitter users have taken up the hashtag “Pray For The World” to express their heartfelt concern.
#PrayForTheWorld and #Unite not divide
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) November 14, 2015
Our hearts break for all affected by violence. Pain is real, but so are hope and love. Join us and #PrayForTheWorld https://t.co/5lSRDnpihK
— World Vision USA (@WorldVisionUSA) November 16, 2015
My heart just broke. I ache for these children. Stop terrorism, extremism & violence #PrayForSyria #PrayForTheWorld pic.twitter.com/Er44CBR7QB
— Reasons To Smile (@IReasonsToSmile) November 16, 2015
I see humans, but no humanity #PrayForTheWorld ??
— These Damn Words ♡ (@TheseDamnWords) November 15, 2015
Many are critical of the global media, criticizing the unequal coverage and inattention.
“World media” by Leemarej #PrayForTheWorld pic.twitter.com/eIS46v6asa
— Bored Panda (@boredpanda) November 16, 2015
Im tired of the media saying one violent attack is worse then thousands. People all over the world are in pain. Its awful. #prayfortheWORLD
— T R I K K or treat (@DIGEllektrikk) November 16, 2015
But other users are choosing to unite in the pain instead of divide.
Let's take this moment to pray! #Prayfortheworld pic.twitter.com/P2vBc4xxbb
— Lazada Philippines (@LazadaPH) November 16, 2015
Thousands of people have given blood – but more donations are needed https://t.co/XvvFB5W9lL #BBCGoFigure pic.twitter.com/xGkfhOd2fT
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) November 16, 2015
I believe that some people find it easier to hate, but hate brought us to this place, it's time to start loving each other #PrayForTheWorld
— VS Angels Israel (@vs_israel) November 16, 2015