September 20th marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, a category 5 hurricane, making landfall on the islands of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
As Hurricane Florence hits the East Coast, we are reminded of the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands nearly one year ago. The Category-5 Storm left almost all of the islands without food, electricity, or clean water and many American citizens lost their lives in the storm and its aftermath.
Join Jubilee USA, September 20-23rd, in Praying for Healing and Recovery with the people of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands on the one-year anniversary of Maria! Sign on to commit to the pray today!
Gather your friends, family, congregations and community anytime from September 20-23rd to remember those on the islands who are still in need of healing and recovery. Let's join together across the nation next weekend and show Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands that we remain in solidarity with them. They continue to be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
Join us, September 20-23, as we unite in prayer with the people from the islands for their healing and recovery and while we mourn the many lives that were lost. Sign up and get resources here!
As peoples of faith, we stand firm in our beliefs of the transforming power of prayer. You are encouraged to read the Interfaith Prayer for Healing and Recovery on behalf of the islands during your worship service, Prayer Vigil or candle lighting. Help us win a better future for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands by standing with our brothers and sisters during this anniversary week. Together let us pray and act to secure more aid and a comprehensive and sustainable recovery for them!
Jubilee USA began when Christian, Jewish and Muslim institutions and faith communities called to cancel debt and invest in some of the world's poorest communities. Our founders range from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to American Jewish World Service. As a community of faith we still tackle the global and local structural issues of poverty and inequality.
Today, Jubilee USA is a coalition of 700 faith communities around the country and national faith organizations, including the national Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, Methodist and Episcopal churches, the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, Islamic Relief and the leadership of numerous Catholic religious orders.
Learn more about how faith communities implement our vision in the resources below. We hope that you and your faith community will join us to build an economy that serves, protects and promotes participation of the most vulnerable and win a true Jubilee.
- Offer a Prayer at Jubilee Weekend
- Christian Resources
- Jewish Resources
- Muslim Resources
- Prayers in a Time of Pandemic
Learn more about our 2020 Jubilee Weekend here.