For an End to Anti-Semitism

Theresienstadt concentration camp archway

Almighty God, Maker of all things, and Judge of all men: We are all sinners before thee, and equally desirous of thy grace. Embolden our hearts to confront them that would lay scorn trouble upon thy Chosen People. We are all children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that multitude of people which are like the . . . → Read More: For an End to Anti-Semitism

For an End to Racism

The lynching of Thomas Schipp and Abram Smith

Almighty God, Maker of all things, and Judge of all men: We are all sinners before thee, and equally desirous of thy grace. Embolden our hearts to confront them that would judge a man by the color of his skin or by the manner of his speech. Uphold us with thy Holy Spirit as we . . . → Read More: For an End to Racism

In Memoriam Heather Heyer

Heather Heyer

For All True Martyrs

Heather Heyer’s Facebook cover photo from 19 November 2016.

O Lord God, whose Son hath taught us that the greatest love is to lay down one’s life for one’s friends: we bless thee for the example of all thy martyrs, especially Heather, who have answered pride with humility, anger . . . → Read More: In Memoriam Heather Heyer

For the Cessation of Violence

Bouguereau The First Mourning

Almighty God, Creator of all men, unto whom the blood of Abel crieth from the ground: Deliver us, we beseech thee, from the fear and anger which driveth Cain to rise up and slay his brother. Grant us the courage to forgive, and the humility to be forgiven; cast away the beams from our eyes, . . . → Read More: For the Cessation of Violence

A Collect for the Victims of Hatred

Pieter Brueghel II Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery

Almighty God, Father of all mankind: we beseech thee to turn the hearts of those who through malice and hatred would seek to injure or oppress the stranger, the sojourner, and the Samaritan in our midst; for these are the neighbours whom thou hast commanded us to love, and it is in our demonstration of . . . → Read More: A Collect for the Victims of Hatred