A Prayer for Nations Facing a Debt Crisis
Lord, you have been kind to your land; you brought back the people of Jacob. You forgave the guilt of the people and covered all their sins. Selah You stopped all your anger; you turned back from your strong anger.
God our Savior, bring us back again. Stop being angry with us. Will you be angry with us forever? Will you stay angry from now on? Won’t you give us life again? Your people would rejoice in you. Lord, show us your love, and save us.
I will listen to God the Lord. He has ordered peace for those who worship him. Don’t let them go back to foolishness. God will soon save those who respect him, and his glory will be seen in our land. Love and truth belong to God’s people; goodness and peace will be theirs. On earth people will be loyal to God, and God’s goodness will shine down from heaven. The Lord will give his goodness, Goodness will go before God and prepare the way for him.
Psalm 85 New Century Version (NCV)
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Statement on Puerto Rico Governor/Creditor Debt Dialogue by Roberto O. González Nieves, OFM, Archbishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico and Reverend Heriberto Martínez, General Secretary of Puerto Rico’s Bible Society and Coordinator of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Coalition of Puerto Rico
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Articles and Commentaries
MPs' report calls for laws to rein in banks refusing to cancel debts of low income countries by Patrick Kinsella UCA News
The crushing burden of debt by Father Shay CullenThe Manila Times
Debt cancellation ‘a question of justice and survival, not mercy or forgiveness’ by Crux Staff/Crux
UK Catholic leaders join interfaith appeal for debt cancellation for poorest nations by Charles Collins Crux
Bishop, faith groups urge Trump to support debt relief for poor nations by Catholic News Service/ National Catholic Reporter
The suffering of Puerto Rican people continues to mount by Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter