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A prayer for the G7 summit

The nations that are meeting in June as part of G7 include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Of these nations, all seven are top-ranked countries for the highest net wealth per capita, all … Continue reading

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International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2021

2021 theme: “We’re part of the solution #ForNature” The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues, and to increase understanding of the importance of conservation and sustainable … Continue reading

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National Infertility Awareness Week #NIAW2021

April 18-24 April 2021(April 24-30, 2022; April 23-29, 2023; April 21-27, 2024; April 20-26, 2025) Infertility affects 1 in 6 people of reproductive age, which can be a real struggle for many families longing to begin their journey of having … Continue reading

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World Bee Day 20 May 2021

St. Benedict is the patron of bee-keepers, and those who themselves have bees could not do better than mark his day by praying for their hives. In some parts of France it was, and may still be, customary for bee-keepers … Continue reading

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International Day of the Midwife (5May2021)

This is God’s Mothering Spirit: watching us, tending us, keeping us safe, never leaving our side, whispering words of comfort and strength and hope that this, too, shall pass. “Yet it was you who took me from the womb;you kept … Continue reading

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International Nurses Day – 12th May each year

International Nurses Day (IND) is an international day observed around the world on 12 May (the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth) of each year, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society.

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Pluralism Sunday.2ndMay2021

The first Sunday of May is the day that many progressive Christian congregations observe as Pluralism Sunday, an initiative of Progressive Christianity. Progressive Christians are Christians who affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to … Continue reading

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International Respect for Chickens Month

May 4 is International Respect for Chickens Day and the whole month is International Respect for Chickens Month. Could be fun to weave this in to a service, including Biblical references like “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones … Continue reading

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COCU34B.25April2021

ReadingsActs 4:5-12: Peter and the other disciples are put on trial by the religious leaders, who ask them by which name or power they have healed the lame man. Peter, in response, tells them that it is by the power of … Continue reading

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COCU31B.Easter Sunday.4April2021

COCU31B.EasterDay.Readings Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 1 Cor 15:1 – 11 Mark 16:1-8 See also resources for Year A and Year C “The resurrection of Jesus Christ was (and is!) the proclamation of a new understanding of God’s activity in … Continue reading

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