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Update on Roofs for the Roofless

I wanted to send out an update from Roofs for the Roofless whose work I shared last week. Please keep them in prayer as they deal with physical and political storms. Dear Friends, On 12 December2016 cyclonic storm ‘Vardah’ smashed … Continue reading

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Roofs for the Roofless — Chennai India

Each year for more than twenty I have waited each Christmas for the annual Christmas poem with its blend of incarnational theology and the politics of justice written by Savrithri Devanesen, co-founder with her husband Chadran of Roofs for the … Continue reading

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Remembering Savithri Devanesen

I feel a great loss in my life as I share the death of Savithri Devanesen of Chennai, India, Director of Roofs for the Roofless, poet and friend. I never met her in person but she shared her work, her … Continue reading

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End of Christmastide with a prayer from India

For more than twenty-five years I have known Savithri Devanesen, founder and sustainer of Roofs for the Roofless in Kilpauk, Chennai India and every year she has sent a Christmas poem a practice she took over from her husband Chandran … Continue reading

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A Poem for Christmas from India

A Poem for Christmas, 2014 by Savithri Devanesen of Roofs for the Roofless in Kilpauk, Chennai, India This Christmas I greet you, dear friends, with the warmth and joy the Nativity always brings, with the accelerated speed of the age … Continue reading

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Three faces of Eastertide — Pacific Rim, Honduras, India

Here are three Biblical reflections for the season of Eastertide. They are taken from the original book Gifts in Open Hands, rather than more recent writing, as many of these posts are. If you would like to purchase a copy … Continue reading

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Good Friday words — New Zealand, India and South Africa

Reflections for Good Friday (again early for those who may want to use them in planning worship) include a hymn by New Zealand lyricist Gordon Piesse, a poem by Eyingbeni H├╝mtsoe of India, and a poetic reflection by Isobel de … Continue reading

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