Justice: ‘What Can We Do?’
Last weekend, gatherings took place across the United States in remembrance of the lives lost to violence on Sept. 11, 2001. Like thick smoke, those memories have a way of casting a shadow over the heart. At such times, we long for the bright promise of peace. We ask, “What can we do?”
This coming Wednesday, Sept. 21, brings a different type of commemoration - the United Nations International Day of Peace. This is a time to bring into our hearts prayers of peace for the world. This is what we can do. We can pray alone or in community for our fellow world citizens. To help us do this, the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center (IPJC) has highlighted resources available to help lift our hearts in prayer and share hope for a better future.
IPJC has created a special web page that includes Day of Peace prayers for English and Spanish speakers, as well as a version for families; background about the day; information about the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals; and additional resource links. Click here to visit IPJC's International Day of Peace resources page.
IPJC began in 1991 with a vision of collaboration among individuals, churches and organizations to build community and create change for the common good. The Sisters of the Holy Names took part in creating IPJC and we continue to support its work to bring about justice in the church and in the world.