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Giustizia e Pace

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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22 Luglio 2024

Month-long Challenge: Moving from Seeds to Creation

Moving from Seeds to Creation The Religious Sector (leaded by the JPIC Commission USG-UISG) of the Laudato Si Action Platform invites you to participate in a month-long challenge inspired by the Laudato Si Goals. This reflective journey bridges two key events: Laudato Si Week 2024 and Season of Creation 2024. Date: from 25th June to 25th July 2024 To participate you have to follow some steps: Choose Your Actions: Select from our potential actions that best suit your situation and aspirations. Implement these actions during the challenge week.

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13 Luglio 2024

Gratitude for Indigenous Community’s Victory in Protecting Wirikuta Land in Mexico

We thank God for the tireless efforts of local communities and organizations to stop mining. In Mexico, the Wirikuta land, the most sacred place for the Wixárika indigenous peoples in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, is being protected. After 13 years of legal battles urging the government to dismiss the concessions of companies seeking to extract minerals and to return Wixárika land, at least 2,000 members of the indigenous community went to Mexico City to press the government to act.

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13 Luglio 2024

Prayer for Nepal, India, and Bangladesh: Seeking Strength and Resilience Amid Monsoon Tragedies

Let’s pray for Nepal, India and Bangladesh, where monsoon rains are causing floods and landslides that affect people. Monsoon rains from June to September are known for causing death and destruction in South Asia. The current extreme weather conditions in recent years are worsening the situation. At least 14 people were killed last week in Nepal after floods and landslides hit the country. On July 12, two buses carrying more than 60 people were swept by a landslide into a river in Nepal, with three survivors rescued.

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13 Luglio 2024

Prayer for Hurricane Beryl Victims: Supporting Affected Communities in Rebuilding and Recovery

We pray for all the countries affected by Hurricane Beryl, which developed from a tropical wave off the coast of Africa into a high-end Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic. Widespread damage, destruction, and casualties occurred in areas where Beryl made landfall, including Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Grenada’s islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Martinique, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Mexico, and the United States.

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4 Luglio 2024

Prayer for Victims of Hajj Tragedy and Call for Climate Action

Let’s pray for the 550 people who died last week during the Hajj pilgrimage (a Muslim religious journey) to the holy city of Mecca due to the scorching heat. Temperatures reached at least 51.8°C in the city. The pilgrims used umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun, while authorities warned people to stay hydrated and avoid the hottest hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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4 Luglio 2024

Prayer for Kenya: Seeking Peaceful Resolution Amid Protests and Government Response

We pray for Kenya, where at least 22 people have died during protests against a proposed financial bill that aims to introduce taxes and fees on daily items and services, including education, fuel, bank transfers, internet data, and diapers. The government intended to raise an additional 2.7 billion in domestic revenue to pay off debt and reduce the deficit, but these measures have sparked widespread anger among the population. Young people led peaceful protests in various cities, demanding the bill be dropped.

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