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Pens and swords – thinking about writers for justice and peace

“The pen is mightier than the sword.” Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1839. “… many wearing rapiers are afraid of goose-quills and dare scarce come thither.” Shakespeare, 1602. I used to think that the … cursor was not mightier than a protest for … Continue reading

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Just Peace Sunday — some resources

The United Church of Christ suggests that churches celebrate “Just Peace” or “Peace with Justice” Sunday on the Sunday each year that precedes September 21, the United Nations International Day of Prayer for Peace. I wrote some resources for colleagues … Continue reading

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Prayer at Harvest from Mexico

Coming through the amazing interconnection of liturgy that is Red Crearte is this prayer for sharing rooted in justice not charity by Joel Elí Padrón Ibáñez of the Iglesia Reformada Peniel, México. The original literal translation to English is by … Continue reading

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Hymn for Right Relations between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Peoples

I share today a hymn freely offered by Read Sherman that honors Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat nation. First the hymn, then I share portions of the two letters in which it was imbedded for me the first from … Continue reading

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September 10, 2012 One hundred and six Pentecost days — choices from Qatar

Mario Dekker of Qatar offers a poem of choices … choices for justice and compassion … choices in a contemporary world. Consider the choices he offers and why he does so. Could you also create a poem that placed before … Continue reading

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August 23 — 88 days since Pentecost — Agape Meal

From England comes a liturgy for an Agape Meal … a meal for the community of love and justice. Graham Sparkes and Anthea Sully have shaped this feast in which the participants eat fruit and drink water. Clearly there could … Continue reading

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