International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
A video (2:21) introducing this day!
In the ongoing climate change catastrophe, conflicts relating to the use of natural resources, land and sheer survival are likely to increase.
A PRAYER FOR THIS DAY:
Creator God of peace,
we pray this day for those places in the world where natural resources are destroyed in armed conflicts.
We ask for leaders of all nations and groups not to weaponise the environment.
We pray for dialogue to be at the heart of conflict resolution.
We ask for your guidance in our own lives that we might be peacemakers
for, it is in learning to resolving individual conflicts peacefully,
that we, as a global community, can learn to resolve bigger conflicts
without destroying our Common Home.
We ask this in your holy name. AMEN
This is a really interesting video (2:24) from Stanford University about climate and conflict - very thought provoking!