Lo spirito di Assisi

23 Luglio 2024

Prayer for Sustainable Education and Environmental Stewardship in Cambodia

We thank God for the efforts of people striving to build a better world for both humanity and the planet. In Cambodia, Ouk Vanday, a hotel manager, quit his job to start building a school. He began with coconut trees as tables, chairs, and other study materials. Then, noticing the increasing volume of waste in Phnom Penh, he started collecting it to build additional parts of the school.

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23 Luglio 2024

Prayer for Peace and Healing in Somalia Amidst Ongoing Violence

Let’s pray for Somalia, where a car bomb targeting a busy café in the capital, where security and government workers meet at night, has killed at least nine people and injured more than 20. The individuals were watching the final of the Euro 2024 football cup when the bombing happened. The Al-Shabab group has claimed responsibility for the attack. This is not the first time that the group has targeted the government.

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23 Luglio 2024

Prayer for Peace and Justice in Bangladesh Amidst Protests

We pray for Bangladesh, where thousands of students have been protesting against the quota system for government jobs that favor supporters of the current Prime Minister and people who led the country’s independence movement. The system reserves a third of job placements for family members of veterans who fought for the country’s independence from Pakistan in 1971. Around 32 million people are unemployed in the country, and students are calling for a system based on merit.

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