Each year, hundreds of URI Cooperation Circles participate in the International Day of Peace (IDP). As a global community, we put organized global spirit and energy into action! Here are some beloved ideas and inspirations for peacebuilding. You can expect two issues of this series each week until September 21. Hope you love them too and find them useful!
May Peace Prevail,
A World Free of Nuclear Weapons
For IDP, join a worldwide citizen movement to eliminate nuclear weapons. Engage your family, your Cooperation Circle, civic and/or faith community to focus attention on the need to create a world with no nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons are not a past problem. They pose a very real and current threat to life and our planet—there are tangible steps we can take to eliminate them. Participate in a movement toward nuclear abolition. Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Cooperation Circle provides excellent suggestions to engage a global effort to create a world free of nuclear weapons.
View the Video Below:
After viewing the video, discuss:
- What do they know that everyone needs to know?
- Why are they praying?
- What is their prayer?
Say the Prayer
Organize a group - family, Cooperation Circle members, faith community, etc. to say the prayer together.
Take a Video
Take a short video of your group saying the prayer, and send that video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Translate and Share
Translate the prayer into your own language and share widely.
Share this link with friends and other networks: www.thenuclearprayer.org – also share via email, Facebook or Twitter (make sure to use the hashtag #NuclearPrayer).
Prayer to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons
“The Beginning and the End are in your hands, O Creator of the Universe. And in our hands you have placed the fate of this planet. We, who are tested by having both creative and destructive power in our free will, turn to you in sober fear and in intoxicating hope. We ask for your guidance and to share in your imagination in our deliberations about the use of nuclear force. Help us to lift the fog of atomic darkness that hovers so pervasively over our Earth, Your Earth, so that soon all eyes may see life magnified by your pure light. Bless all of us who wait today for your Presence and who dedicate ourselves to achieve your intended peace and rightful equilibrium on Earth. In the Name of all that is holy and all that is hoped. Amen.”
See more posts in this series for more ideas about how to celebrate the International Day of Peace.