International Day of Peace 21 September

The International Day of Peace, marked each year on 21st September, is a time for individuals, community groups, nations and international organisations to re-commit to the way of peace with justice.

The UnitingJustice Australia website provides worship resources, including a Call to Worship, Litany for Peace, prayers of confession and intercession, blessing and dismissal, UnitingJustice Australia is the justice unit of the National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia, “pursuing national matters of social and economic justice, human rights, peace and the environment.”

The International Day of Peace 2016 focused on three areas of injustice: gender inequality, climate injustice and nuclear arms.  “Through addressing these injustices, we move closer to reaching a just peace.”

Call to Worship  

by Susan Pickering, Australia

Jesus said;
“Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.”
We are called to be peacemakers,
to stand against injustice, inequality and oppression
For injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Let us gather,
as the children of God,
committed to the call to peacemaking.
We gather, as the children of God,
God of peace is our refuge.
Let us worship God