Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
June 20 is World Refugee Day.
Here are resources from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
Here's a prayer:
God of the journey,
We remember that Mary and Joseph
Had to flee to Egypt,
Taking Jesus to safety,
Leaving home behind.
We pray for sisters and brothers
Around your world
Who are forced to leave their homes.
We pray for brothers and sisters who are
Driven from home by natural disasters.
We pray for sisters and brothers who are
Driven from unnatural acts of violence and persecution.
We pray for brothers who are
Driven from home because of inadequate responses to ...
An estimated 1.2 million children all over the world are annually exploited through prostitution, pornography, and trafficking. Some travelers use tours and hotels as venues to exploit children. Without clear policies and training, staff are not equipped to identify and react to such behavior. You can take a stand against the sexual exploitation of children by informing companies about their vulnerability in the tourism industry.
The Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct is the only internationally accepted framework that sets a standard of responsible business practices to effectively crack down on the sexual exploitation of children. To date, over 1 ...
Today, we honor the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. We remember this terrible history and are reminded today that slavery still exists in our world.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Human Trafficking Roundtable continues to work on ending modern slavery here in the United States and with our partners around the world.
Below is a statement from Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations:
Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on International Day of Remembrance of the Victims ...
by Sera Chung
Sculpture, the art of mass: the gathering of a presence, the light massiveness of its immanence, the curvature of space. Mass not as a mass but as density and as gravity, as a measure of presence.
The gathering of what is and remains dispersed, of what - at and in the origin, shattering it - pressed forward, dissipated, and dispersed, without there being any need for this violence or any salvation in speaking out against it. On the contrary, it is in seeking to absolve oneself from this violent birth that ruinous violence springs forth... Save that "safe" here ...
God of grace,
God of justice,
God of peace,
you create us to live together,
to honor and respect one another.
Hear us as we pray for South Sudan.
We pray for the people of South Sudan.
Grant courage to turn from violence;
grace to see each other as sisters and brothers;
strength to work for justice for all;
passion to seek peace;
and all that is needed for the living of these days.
We pray for the leaders of South Sudan.
Grant vision for a just and peace country;
wisdom to govern wisely;
strength to work for justice for ...