Entries by Maranda

French Elections – 23 April 2017

In this week’s prayer email: French Elections – A French Christian Perspective The Easter readings speak of the great joy of those around Christ at His resurrection, as they begin to understand what has happened. This week’s  Revised Common Lectionary readings show the next stages – the disciples continue to deepen their own understanding and […]

Depression, Climate, Paraguay, South Africa, Trade: 2 April 2017

In this week’s email: World Health Day – 7 April Pray and Fast for the Climate – April Short Notes: Paraguay, South Africa, Brexit and Trade, Fair Trade at Easter John Madeley Can these dry bones live? Whether these words in this week’s Revised Common Lectionary readings make you think about dry places in your […]

Love of Creation, Mothering Sunday, Tuberculosis… : 24 March 2017

In this week’s email: ‘For the Love of Creation’ powerpoint (sent as separate email yesterday) Mothering Sunday Tuberculosis Yemen Humanitarian Crisis Sanctification and Unity Mothering Sunday If you’re still looking for Mothering Sunday prayer resources, you might want to look at these: A wide range of resources from The Mothers’ Union, including a huge variety […]

US Environmental Deregulation, Brexit, Transparency, South Korea: 12 March 2017

In this week’s email: US Environmental Deregulation Short Notes: Brexit, Good News in Transparency, Humanitarian Crisis, South Korea Many people feel simply overwhelmed by what’s going on around the world. It’s easy to understand why. But the Gospel in this week’s Revised Common Lectionary readings reminds us of the amazing truth that “God so loved […]

Fairtrade, Church Action on Poverty, Malta Declaration: 26 Feb 2017

In this week’s prayer email: Fairtrade Fortnight Poor Church, Transfigured Church Malta Declaration The Gospel in this week’s Revised Common Lectionary readings begins with Christ’s transfiguration – Jesus, Peter, James and John ascend a mountain, and the awestruck disciples behold their master, shining as God had when he revealed Himself on Mount Sinai, in conversation […]

South Sudan, Famine, Bangladesh Workers’ Rights: 19 Feb 2017

In this week’s prayer email: South Sudan Averting Famine Short Notes: Bangladesh Workers’ Rights, Iraq and Pakistan There are challenging words in this week’s Revised Common Lectionary readings. They remind us that the call to holiness and love of neighbour is nothing abstract or easy: it entails everything from ensuring that all – including the […]

Christian Disciplines, Climate Prayer, Extractives Transparency: 29 Jan 2017

In this week’s prayer email: Christian Disciplines in Changing Times Praying about the Climate Transparency in Extractive Industries Coming up in February __________________________________________________________________________ Christian Disciplines in Changing Times If you haven’t read Corrie Ten Boom’s ‘The Hiding Place’ (in which case you are in for a treat when you do), it tells the story of […]

Holocaust Memorial Day, Homeless Sunday, Short Notes: 22 Jan 2017

In this week’s prayer email: Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) Homeless Sunday Prayer Short Notes: US Climate Policy, The Gambia, Brazil, Hope in the Middle East Christ is the world’s light – the promised one who will drive away darkness and lead us in paths of peace. That’s a core message in this week’s Revised […]