Remembering the Prayer for the Decade of Children

Let’s Bring Back the HOPE and Focus on Children: Remembering…..Prayer for the Decade of Nonviolence For Children

I bow to the sacred of all creation. May my spirit fill the world with beauty and wonder. May my mind seek truth with humility and openness.
May my heart forgive without limit. May my love for friend, enemy and outcast be without measure. May my needs be few and my living simple.
May my actions bear witness to the suffering of others. May my hands never harm a living being. May my steps stay on the journey of justice.
May my tongue speak for those who are poor without fear of the powerful. May my prayers rise with patient discontent until no child is hungry.
May my life’s work be a passion for peace and nonviolence. May my soul rejoice in the present moment.
May my imagination overcome death and despair with new possibility. And may I risk reputation, comfort and security to bring this hope to children.

(Written by Sister Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB, for the United Nations proclaimed International Decade for the Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World. She was asked to write it by Pax Christi, USA in the year 2000.)

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Child Spirit Wisdom Institute is a Resource and Training Hub for Teachers of Children and Adults who want to make a difference in the empathy and compassion component in All Children. By Teachers I mean those in the classroom and those who are parents, grandparents, religious educators, aunts, uncles, and all good people who care about the welfare of all our children and the welfare of Mother Earth. I will begin Introduction to resources available such as: Green Circle: Empathy Building Process in Elementary Schools, New Games: The Teaching of Cooperative Games; ChildSpirit Wisdom Institute: The Teaching FOR Wisdom. and general curriculum ideas for Parenting for Peace and Justice i.e. Spirituality, Religions, and Peace Education.
This is a place for HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT.

Cynthia W. Yoshitomi, Founder and Animator of Teaching for Wisdom

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Child Spirit Wisdom Institute is a Resource and Training Hub for Teachers of Children and Adults who want to make a difference in the empathy and compassion component in All Children. By Teachers I mean those in the classroom and those who are parents, grandparents, religious educators, aunts, uncles, and all good people who care about the welfare of all our children and the welfare of Mother Earth. I will begin Introduction to resources available such as: Green Circle: Empathy Building Process in Elementary Schools, New Games: The Teaching of Cooperative Games; ChildSpirit Wisdom Institute: The Teaching FOR Wisdom. and general curriculum ideas for Parenting for Peace and Justice i.e. Spirituality, Religions, and Peace Education.
This is a place for HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT

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Cynthia W. Yoshitomi, Founder and Animator of Teaching for Wisdom and the ChildSpirit Wisdom Institute