International Day of Peace – 21 September 2014
Holocaust Rememberance Events – 27 January 2014
The 2014 observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is centred around the theme “Journeys through the Holocaust”. This theme recalls the various journeys taken during this dark period, from deportation to incarceration to freedom, and how this experience transformed the lives of those who endured it. These are stories of pain and suffering, yet ultimately also of triumph and renewal, serving as a guiding force for future generations.
Reflections for Advent
PRAYER SERVICE FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY – 17 October 2013
In 1992, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 17th October the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The JPIC Commission of the USG/UISG1 aims to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries. This prayer service was prepared for the Commission by the NGO ‘Social Justice Ireland’. Click the following Prayer Service for the Eradication of Poverty
Pentecost Prayer 2013
The following is a prayer suggestion for Pentecost prepared by two members of the Australian JPIC group that you might find helpful.Click here
International Women’s Day – 8 March 2013
The following prayer suggestions for International Women’s Day might prove useful. Click here
Reflections for Advent 2012
Pentecost Prayer – Here is a prayer sheet on the theme of Pentecost, prepared by Damian Whelan, a member of the JPIC group of Australia and South Asia. Click here
Reflections for Advent 2011
As we start this season of Advent, Sr Anne Kelly has offered two reflective prayer sheets that might prove useful. The Advent reflection was prepared by two members of the JPIC Committee in Australia, Al Sherry and Damian Whelan; the Human Rights reflection comes courtesy of the Presbyterian Church USA and Marlette Black PBVM Australia.
Human Rights Day – Saturday, 10 November 2011 –
Call to Prayer – Click Here
Advent Prayer Reflection
When the world was dark
And the city was quiet,
You came among us.
You crept in beside us.
And no one knew.
Only the few who dared to believe
That God might do something different.
Will you do the same this Christmas, Lord?
Will you come into the darkness of today’s world?
Advent Prayer – Click here
Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation 11-12 October 2011