This week's countries (1/27 - 2/2) are Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. While the paragraph below provides some basic information, check out their WCC page for additional prayer resources.
We pray for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden this week as they, along with other developed countries, discern how to fund global efforts to combat the devastating effects of climate change. We give thanks this week for the precedent set by Finland, which in 2010 became the world's first country to affirm a person's legal right to broadband internet access. We pray as well for most of the countries listed above as they continue facing issues related to unemployment, immigration and the economy.God's peace,
Dustin is currently a vicar at the Lutheran Office for World Community and Saint Peter's Church in Manhattan, having recently completed his second year of a Masters of Divinity program at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. While seeking ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, his focus is on the intersection between worship, service and justice building in de-centralized faith communities unencumbered by a traditional church building. In his free time, Dustin likes playing frisbee, hiking and pretending to know how to sing.