The international Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September is part of a growing movement in opposition to religiously-sanctioned violence.
Or any kind of officially-sanctioned violence, really.
But there is also a recognition that praying and working for change is no easy matter. It involves deep conviction, tough thinking, demanding faith and hopeful action. There's no room for smugness or complacency.
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