Notes from The OPJCC Director
September 21 is the International Day of Peace. The United Nations General Assembly declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. It is a day of nonviolence and ceasefire.
August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. The date was selected to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting U.S. women the right to vote in 1920.
July 30, 2020 is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
Do you remember the 2020 Lenten Collection for our sisters and brothers experiencing homelessness? Despite having been abruptly cut short due to COVID-19, there is a happy ending!
One year ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R.6).
June 12, 2020 is World Day Against Child Labor. The International Labor Organization (ILO) defines child labor as work that deprives children and adolescents of their childhood, their education or training, their potential, their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. …
Many of you may remember donating water filtration systems to women in countries who had no access to clean water. Water With Blessings (WWB) is the nonprofit co-founded by S. Larraine Lauter, OSU that was, and still is, responsible for this outreach. …
Mother’s Day began as a call to action to improve the lives of families through health and peace. …
The first Earth Day in 1970 is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event. Every year on April 22, citizens of the world rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to care for our common home. …
Creator God, Free us from the illusion of invincibility, so that we might remember our actions affect others, especially the most vulnerable. Free us from the fear of scarcity, which leads to competition and hoarding. …
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