For June 8, 2020 it’s up to us, even in this time of the Pandemic!
Once again, we share with FIAC the One Minute for Peace campaign.
- Motivating and suggesting to all those who care about peace, believers and non-believers alike, a minute of prayer or silence.
- An invitation to pray by oneself or with other people, in safety, in our homes or in our places of work or study.
- To plan a celebration at home, in a place of prayer or a meeting in an open space
In the difficult situation we are living because of the pandemic, what does it mean to pray, to stop for a minute for peace? What does it mean to nurture hope?
- Peace is a great and precious value, the object of our hope and the aspiration of the entire human family. As a human attitude, our hope for peace is marked by an existential tension that makes it possible for the present, with all its difficulties, to be “lived and accepted if it leads towards a goal, if we can be sure of this goal, and if this goal is great enough to justify the effort of the journey”. Hope is thus the virtue that inspires us and keeps us moving forward, even when obstacles seem insurmountable.
(from the message on the 1st January 2020 World Day of Peace)