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A Prayer for the End of Violence in Palestine and Israel In the worst bout of Israeli and Palestinian violence in more than five years, the death toll has risen to 518 Palestinians, including many women and children. Israel reports that 18 soldiers and 2 …
Praying for Americans Living on Less Than $2 a Day Compassionate One, we are concerned about global poverty. We have become too accustomed to facts about the plight of the poor in Africa — such as, in Sierra Leone, surveys have discovered that 82.…
Radical Amazement: Nature and the Spiritual Life of Children In an essay written on his blog, Richard Louv writes about his desire to share with his children the glory of witnessing a sunrise on a mountain. He feels that this experience can be "a window to so…
A Prayer for Food-Insecure Households Mother of Mercy, 15.8 million American children do not have enough food to eat, and millions more children around the world are in similar situations. Give them strength as they strive to grow …
A Prayer for Children Being Used as Suicide Bombers O Keeper of Justice in the Universe, we are troubled by the use of children as suicide bombers by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Fact: Recently a 10-year-old sister of a Taliban commander was g…
A Prayer for Desperate Children Fleeing Gang Violence God Who Breaks Chains, guide, direct, and sustain the poor, frightened, and desperate children of Central America who have seen their peers murdered in their communities because they have not wanted…
Why You Should Care About Other People's Kids as Much as Your Own In his blog on qz.com, Miles Kimball advocates that we take care of children other than our own. This, we think, is what civility is about. It is a natural impulse to do all we can for our own kids …
A Prayer for Exploited Working Children in India In an article in The New York Times, Gardiner Harris reveals that 28 million children between the ages of 6 and 14 are working in mines, factories, construction sites, shops, and farms in India. Thi…
Dear God! When Will It Stop? Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, is saddened and appalled by the worst mass shooting in a public school in American history. It took place on Friday, December 14, in …