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Prayer of Accompaniment , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer, taken from EFJ’s Prayer Service on Pope Francis’s Message for the 2016 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, stirs us into action to help the millions of refugees around the world today...more

Prayer for World AIDS Day , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

December 1 is World AIDS Day. This prayer invites us to remember that countless people are at risk of joining the 36.7 million already infected with AIDS. As a global community, we pray for healing an...more

Prayer After the Election , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer invites us to pray that bonds of community be restored after this tumultuous and divisive election. Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Shining Light on Human Rights , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer nudges us to call on the God of Dignity and Justice to inspire us to recognize the inherent dignity of all members of the global community and to shed light in the role we each play in cre...more

Prayer for Migrants , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

As we commemorate International Migrants Day on December 18, we pray that all migrants be blessed with the security of a home and a welcoming community. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a pro...more

Transgender Day of Remembrance , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20) honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. With this prayer, we remember our transgender sisters and brothers a...more

Prayer for Children , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

We pray for children all around the world, children who can play in even dire circumstances, and some who cannot play, because of hunger, illness, violence, or political conflict; they are all sacred ...more

A Blessing and A Challenge to Us: In Memory of Fr. Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J., and Fr. Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J. , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This month, we remember the deaths and celebrate the lives of two of the Jesuit priest killed in El Salvador in 1989 because they raised their voices for justice. ...more

Choosing the Path of Peace: Remembering All Those Who Lost Their Lives to Gun Violence , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

We join in the mourning of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting and recommit ourselves to the path of nonviolence and peace.  Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Con...more

And St. Francis Preached to the Birds , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

From the perspective of St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis, this prayer reflects on the sacred nature of every animate being in all eco-systems, all interconnected in the web of God's Creation. Co...more
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