This liturgy has been used in a variety of settings. It can be used for justice and peace issues, in response to news of famine and suffering - or possibly as the core of a penitential service focusing on ourselves as bread for the world - but refusing to allow God to "break" us and share us for the good of that world.
Use the largest map of the world you can find. Have bread or matzos ready - perhaps in baskets. If you can use breads from the various parts of the world so much the better.
As the reader says: "We break the bread of... " another person breaks the bread over the named part of the world.
Allow pauses between each reading.
A number of readers is indicated - to encourage participation by as many people who would wish to be involved. Alternatively, have two distinctive voices reading the first and second part of each section.
Scripture Readings - a few suggestions
Exodus 16: 4-7
Bread for the world (Bernadette Farrell)
On a larger scale, it might be
better to have images projected or on overhead projector acetates
of negative and then of positive images from the various places as
they are mentioned. For the local concerns, perhaps choose things
relevant to your own area