Recovering Better for a Sustainable and Equitable World
This is the powerful theme of 2021 International Day of Peace. It acknowledges that our world is full of conflict, strife, anger, hurt and pain. We know this in our own lives and communities to varying degrees. Communities in war-torn parts of the world are living with the threat of violence every day, never sure when they will be safe and able to regain some sense of normality. Added to this, we are living through a global pandemic that means we need extra energy to keep ourselves and our communities safe from illness.
The theme points towards a more hopeful future.
Let us remember the words of Pope Paul VI: “If you want peace, work for justice.”
Please use the Prayer / Reflection in communities, with partners in mission and with those who wish to join us in praying for a sustainable and equitable world.
Prepared by Sr Caroline Price, Province of Australia/Aotearoa New Zealand.