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Prayer Service

Becoming Strong Defenders of Human Rights , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This short prayer service celebrates the UN’s Universal Declaration on Human Rights by prayerfully reciting each article from the document and invites us to become strong defenders of human rights, ...more

Celebrating Hanukkah , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

In solidarity with our Jewish sisters and brothers, we celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights and pray for peace and freedom in today’s world. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of...more

Jon Sobrino, S.J.: A Witness of Mercy in a World of Conflict and Suffering , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This resource invites us to learn from the life of Jon Sobrino, S.J., a theologian known for his contributions to liberation theology and a principled leader who inspires us to live the Gospel of just...more

World Day of the Poor: Encountering the Poor as a Way of Life

Pray with Pope Francis as he invites us to encounter the poor in their full dignity. We are called to learn from the poor how to practice the essence of the Gospel in our lives. Copyright © 2017, Edu...more

Majora Carter: Addressing Poverty through Environmental Justice and Community Restoration , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

We offer this prayer service which offers Majora Carter as model for participation in our communities through understanding the systems and structures that shape these communities; we are called to lo...more

Paulo Freire: A Capacity to Love Through Social Justice , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

Paulo Freire reminds us that to live out our vocation to become more fully human, we must engage in creative discernment and ongoing reflection on the importance of dialogue, community, and the common...more

Clare of Assisi: An Example and Mirror of Contemplative Action , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service celebrates the life of Saint Clare of Assisi and asks her to “inspire us to be faithful servant leaders as we seek to embrace a Gospel-centered life rooted in compassion and just...more

World Music Day , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

World Music Day is celebrated annually on June 21st. This prayer service highlights songs from around the world that have promoted human rights and social justice over the years. Copyright © 2017, Ed...more

Naomi Klein: There Can Be No Justice Without Addressing Climate Change , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service is based on the words of Naomi Klein, Canadian author, journalist, and film maker, known for her climate justice activism and analyses of globalization, neoliberalism, and capitali...more

Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service includes excerpts from Dr. King’s famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and includes reflection questions after each reading. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a pro...more
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