His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew participated in a 24-hour drive for unity, The Call to Unite, organized by disability rights activist and film producer Timothy Shriver. It featured numerous leaders and celebrities offering video messages of solidarity and support amid the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.
The videos were designed to celebrate someone who has been supportive for the speaker through the pandemic, as well as to explain the speaker plans to #answerthecall for someone else in need.
The Call to Unite is partnering with GiveDirectly to raise direct financial support for families around the world hit hard by the crisis, and with Points of Light to provide opportunities that allow individuals to choose volunteer activities, including remote, virtual and DIY, that fit their needs and interests. All of the full featured videos are available to watch at: www.unite.us
Please watch the Call to Unite site for the Ecumenical Patriarch’s appearance, below: