World Day of Prayer and Action for Children – November 20

What if all the religions of the world devoted one day a year to prayers and visible actions to promote the well-being of children? It would make an enormous difference for peace, and send a potent message worldwide.

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Self-Help for Activists + Peace Education for Teens: Two Noteworthy Tools

Is self-help something that activists are asking for these days? And what kind of peace education are we talking about for teenagers? The two resources below will give you a…

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International Day of Nonviolence and the Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi

International Day of Nonviolence was declared by the United Nations to be marked on October 2nd, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and a pioneer…

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Women and Justice: Speak Out through the ELCA’s study process (June 2016-June 2017)

Members of the ELCA-Lutheran World Federation delegation at the 59th UN Commission on the Status of Women, 2015, NYC. What does our church say about women and justice, to generate discussion…

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International Women’s Day March 8, 2016 Mobilizes Global “Pledge for Parity”

How often do you celebrate the women in your life, to show your appreciation and to strengthen them? Imagine doing this and boosting women’s equality too! March 8 is International…

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer´s Birthday – February 4

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) is known for his leadership role in the Confessing Church, efforts on behalf of peace and justice, opposition to antisemitism, and writings on theology and ethics that…

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Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador. Romero was assassinated while saying mass on March 24, 1980 in a small chapel…

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March 8 marks International Women’s Day Inspires Women to “Make It Happen”

Speak up for women’s rights or equality, and you’ll get different reactions depending on who’s listening. It’s par for the course for an activist, isn’t it? We need inspiration, resources,…

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Ferguson, Responding to the Continuing Tragedy

The grand jury has decided to not charge the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teen in the Ferguson suburb of St. Louis three months ago. The decision…

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International Day of Prayer for Peace

What do you think could happen if churches everywhere prayed and acted together to nurture lasting peace? . . . among individuals, families, communities and societies? Well, that opportunity is…

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