Today is a day of prayer for peace on Earth. The Bishops of England and Wales invite us to make today a day of prayer for world peace, using the theme proposed by Pope Francis on World Peace Day: ‘A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace’.
The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly thrown up the question of the value we place on carers and the need to work together to support the vulnerable. Unless we put caring at the heart of our personal and community life, we certainly won’t be able to ‘build back better’. But ‘a culture of care’ means more than that – a rejection of carelessness, callousness and violence; and a recommitment to the path of peace and reconciliation. There will be a second collection for Pax Christi, the International Catholic Movement for Peace.