World Hijab Day
On February 1st of every year, World Hijab Day Organization asks global citizens of all faiths and backgrounds to wear the Hijab (head-covering) for a day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide. The motto for World Hijab Day 2020 is “Unity in Diversity” with the hashtag #EmpoweredInHijab.
The overall mission of WHD is to create a more peaceful world where global citizens respect each other. Particularly, WHD focuses on fighting bigotry, discrimination, and prejudice against Muslim women. This is most crucial in these times where Hijab is being banned in some countries while in other countries, Muslim women are being targeted and harassed verbally and physically.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
we pray for all who choose to wear the hijab as an expression of faith and identity;
that they will be shown understanding and respect.
We pray, too, for a world where diversity is embraced
and peace, justice and equality are the norm.
We pray this in your holy name. AMEN