From a black Jesus to a great lake of beer; the Highland clearances to Protestant iconoclasm; the pandemic to paedophilia … just a sample of the wide-ranging issues covered in this collection of short broadcast pieces and longer festival seminars. And through them all – faith, hope, life and love.
WGRG liturgy booklet no. 14A service of worship in preparation for the COP26 Climate Change Conference
Produced by the Wild Goose Resource Group in consultation with The Iona Community’s Common Concerns Network on the Environment.
Contains a complete liturgy, in both Leaders’ and Congregational versions, with preparatory notes.
Our hope is that rather than be told more about the disastrous effects of climate change, people might find this liturgy enables recognition of the connection between the state of the global environment and the Judeo-Christian tradition which, sadly and for too long, has avoided discussion or celebration of our God-mandated relationship of care and service to the created earth.
To the memory of the unforgettable Graham Maule (1958–2019), friend, fellow traveller, faithful witness.
Like our other collections, this is intentionally a mixed bag.
The songs include ancient words, familiar tunes, Biblical poetry and global testimony, with themes from mission to mourning and the sacraments to the environment, enabling us to sing urgently and authentically in expression of perennial concerns and pressing issues of today.