International Day of Democracy
This video (1:20) charts how people in the U.K got the vote!
This is a video (1:34) from 2015 about the importance of democracy.
Spend a few moments now thinking about why democracy is important?
Just imagine living somewhere where you are treated like you don't matter, where you're not allowed to express your views and not allowed to vote for leaders! Such a situation in South Africa many years ago inspired this song (5:35) to be written. (Why not try signing (that's not a spelling mistake) along?)
A PRAYER FOR TODAY (available here as a 30 second video clip)
God of justice, we pray for those who are denied a voice.
Help those of us who can speak up
to find ways to use our voice for the greater good.
We ask this in your Holy Name. AMEN