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Signs of Our Times: Lifting Up a Hurting World , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This litany holds up all those who are suffering in our world today, from those who die from exposure to pesticides to the millions of families who are displaced due to violence and war. Copyright © ...more

Rebecca Maskia Katsuva: Turning Suffering Into Action , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

“Mama Masika” committed her entire life to protecting and raising awareness of rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This litany calls us to learn from Mama Masika’s coura...more

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Call to Carry the Gospel of Freedom , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This three-page litany includes quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. and calls on each of us to be nonviolent agents of change in today’s world. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of...more

Women Creating the Common Good , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This litany remembers the many women who have worked for peace and justice worldwide during the last two centuries and asks that the remembrance of these women inspire us to continue their work. Copyr...more

Abraham Johannes “A.J.” Muste: An Invitation to Action, not Despair , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This two-page litany draws on the wisdom and witness of A.J. Muste, a nonviolent activist who was influential in the global pacifist movement of the mid-20th Century. Copyright © 2016, Education for ...more

Standing Up for the Rights of Others (Human Rights Day) , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This litany commemorates Human Rights Day (December 10th), which marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice, a project of Center ...more

Litany: Remembering Social Justice Saints from Around Our World (revised) , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

For use on All Saint's Day or other occasions, this prayer is a litany of saints from many parts of the world, connecting each saint's work to justice and peace. Copyright © 2014-2016, Education for...more

Gardeners of the Earth: Caring for Our Common Home , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

To celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, this litany lifts up 16 “gardeners of the earth,” both those who have gone before us and those in our midst, who recognize the sacredness of the natur...more

Anne Frank: A Symbol of Hope , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This litany uses quotes from the diary of Anne Frank, a young Holocaust victim who was sent to a concentration camp where she died in March 1945. Copyright © 2016 Education for Justice, a project of ...more

Refugees: Our World’s Homeless

This updated resource affirms the dignity of all those who are forced to leave their homes and includes reflection questions, a prayer, and steps to put your faith in action. Copyright © 2016 Educati...more
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