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Prayer Service

International Conscientious Objectors Day: Remembering Those Who Resist War and Embrace Nonviolence , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

As we celebrate International Conscientious Objector Day on May 15, we remember the lives of men and women—past and present, who have resisted and continue to resist war on the grounds of freedom of...more

Helen Prejean, C.S.J.: Hope Alive in Our Hearts , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., is a model for us, as this prayer service indicates, in the qualities she has displayed for decades: compassion, courage to speak out, concern and respect for everyone to...more

Building a Culture that Advances Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

A longer and shorter version of this prayer service offers a celebration of women who contributed to the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We pray to build a culture th...more

In Memory of Vann Nath, Cambodian Painter and S-21 Survivor , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This resource explores the journey of a Cambodian painter who used his art to expose the injustices and sufferings imposed on so many by a corrupt regime; as a genocide survivor, Vann Nath helps us to...more

Religious Freedom: A Civil Right Rooted in Human Dignity , by: Anna Misleh

Based on the declaration on religious freedom from Pope Paul VI, this litany helps us reflect on the meaning of respect for all religions and challenges us to reflect on the many questions related to ...more

Thomas Merton on Love, Peace, Hope, and Joy , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer service is based on the words of Thomas Merton, whose deepening sense of love for God led him to a dedicated concern for peace and justice and to a celebration of God’s Creation.  C...more

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
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