1st April 2018 2018

April Theme: Equality & Discrimination

(from www.churchofscotland.org.uk)

 

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Proverbs 31:8

What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

 

Action

  • What forms of discrimination do your young people face?
  • What areas do your young people want to discuss and think more about?
  • Are there peace and justice initiatives or campaigns to get involved with?
  • With the terrible events that have happened in the world over the past few years, how can we support young people to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination and engage with others in peace building?
  • The National Youth Assembly in 2017 explored interfaith work. How might your young people explore this? Do young people have their own ideas?
  • Do your children and young people have other ideas?
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Prayer

Dear God,
We pray for all those in our world suffering from racism, sexism and religious discrimination.
For the individuals who are silenced for expressing their beliefs.
For the people who feel marginalized within society.
Please help them remain positive despite physical and psychological strife.
Help them to forgive those who persecute them
or who fail to treat them with respect.

Forgive us, Lord, if we consciously or
unconsciously share in the conditions
or in a system that perpetuates injustice.

Please enlighten all Your disciples
that discrimination does not only come in the form of lowering others
but it demonstrates itself in the process of granting of privileges
to select groups of people as well.
Guide lawmakers and those at the head of government make decisions that
grant all individuals equal status under the law.

Amen.

Source: Kira Kowalczyk, 2015


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