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Presiding Bishop invites prayer on 75th anniversary of United Nations

October 20, 2020
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October 24 is United Nations Day

On October 24th, 2020, the United Nations will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter, signifying the official founding of the United Nations. The day is officially known as “United Nations Day”.

To mark the occasion, Presiding Bishop Curry invites Episcopalians to join him on Sunday, October 25th, in praying the “Prayer for Peace Among the Nations” as a prayer of solidarity while the world continues to work towards peace, justice, human rights and the full development and dignity of all peoples living in harmony with each other, the Earth and its creatures.

Almighty God, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

– Prayer for Peace Among the Nations, Book of Common Prayer, p. 816

Established in the aftermath of the destruction of two World Wars, the United Nations was then – and still is today – envisioned as a global forum for dialogue between nations of the world, to maintain international peace and security, protect human rights, deliver humanitarian aid, promote sustainable development and uphold international law.

Congregations considering sharing Bishop Curry’s message during their October 25 worship service may download the video here. A bulletin insert with more information is available here.

For more information about how to engage with the United Nations and The Episcopal Church’s ministry with the United Nations, visit The Episcopal Church and the United Nations webpage and its new page on History of the Episcopal Church and the UN. You can also follow Episcopal UN social media on Facebook, Twitter and via the hashtag #EpiscopalUN. Also visit the United Nations webpage for more information on its range of activities.

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