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Weekly Review 12-18 November, 2011

Posted on: November 21, 2011 11:36 AM
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A weekly roundup of Anglican Communion news plus opinion, reviews, photos, profiles and other things of interest from across the Anglican/Episcopal world.

This edition includes...

  • This week's Anglican Communion news
  • Anglican Life - Hong Kong Needs Character Education, Archbishop says
  • Anglican Life - Black seminaries embrace hip-hop
  • Angican Life - Barbados Church 'alive and well'
  • Anglican Life - Garlic banana skins, and other recycled food in the Amazon Diocese
  • Anglican Life - Reflections on October’s interreligious meeting at Assisi
  • Anglican Life - Liverpool Cathedral offers Compass Rose Society members radical hospitality
  • Anglican Life - Brazilian Anglican runs to paint church in the City of God
  • Anglican Life - A quiet revolution in church
  • Comment - Occupy St Paul's: no church should insulate itself from raw human need
  • Video - Watch 24 films showing the world church in action
  • Digital Communion - A TV special about Communion churches helping in the economic crisis
  • Spotlight on.... Five Talents UK
  • Bookshelf - New pilgrim wave inspires Archbishop’s Advent book choice
  • The coming week's Anglican Cycle of Prayer.

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ANGLICAN NEWS


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ANGLICAN LIFE

Hong Kong Needs Character Education, Archbishop Paul Kwong says

From the newsletter of the Province of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui

Recent events, from the rioting in London to the series of violent confrontations taking place in Hong Kong, have caused people to ask: "Has our education been somehow at fault?" It seems that the focus on imparting knowledge and professional skills while ignoring the teaching of ethics and civil responsibilities in our education system may be the main cause of these situations. Archbishop Dr Paul Kwong

Based on biblical wisdom: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6) the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui is determined to change our eucation direction through a numbe ro activities proposed in hte HKSKH School Education Policy Paper which was resolved at hte 5th General Synod last year.

As part of the implementation of the policy paper, the Province of the HKSKH held an inducation meeting for newly engaged principals and teachers in the current school year at St John's Cathedral on 3rd September, 2011. This was the first inducation meeting for newly engaged education works in the over 160 years of the HKSKH history. More than 400 people attended the meeting.

For more on this story order a copy of the Echo newsletter by contacting The Revd Peter Douglas Koon at [email protected]

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Black seminaries embrace hip-hop

By Adelle M. Banks--ENInews/RNS

Washington, 11 November (ENInews)--It's hard enough to get young people out of bed and into the pews on a Sunday morning, but two leading black seminaries think they have found a way to grab the next generation, reports Religion News Service: hip-hop.

"If we're going to take young people seriously, we have no choice," said Alton B. Pollard III, dean of the Howard University School of Divinity.

"When we talk about what's happening in the lives of young people, that's a subterranean culture that some of us just don't know how to get with."

Howard's recent annual convocation featured the rocking beat of Christian hip-hop artists Da' T.R.U.T.H. and Sean Simmonds, and professors are using spoken word--poetry performed as social commentary--to examine the New Testament.

At Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Tennessee, several professors analyze hip-hop music in their classes as they study protest music. At Northern Seminary in Illinois, the 2005 book "The Hip-Hop Church" is used in courses on youth ministry.

"In order to be relevant, in order to do youth ministry, you can't do ministry without engaging hip-hop," said Maisha Handy, who has taught a course on hip-hop and Christian education for two years at Atlanta's Interdenominational Theological Center.

Howard's Pollard concedes that seminaries "have come a little late to the dance," but says its better to embrace hip-hop rather than be intimidated by it. And though some might cringe at the genre's misogynistic, violent and drug-related undertones, it's not all that different from the church's initial reaction to jazz or the blues.

"Some artists do definitely exhibit egregious behavior and that behavior should never be condoned," said Joshua Wright, a sociologist at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, speaking at a hip-hop panel at Howard. "But this does not make all hip-hop artists devil worshippers."

Wright pointed to Christian hip-hop artists--self-described "misfits" who are caught between two worlds--as an example of how hip-hop can be harnessed for good.

Michael Eric Dyson, a Georgetown University scholar who teaches a class on hip-hop superstar Jay-Z, said religious critics of hip-hop need to look at their own leaders.

"As much as you want to dog a rapper and steamroll his or her lyrics, steamroll some sermons, too, of the bishops and the imams and the rabbis," said Dyson, who was headed to a concert featuring Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Dyson spoke in an open collar, and advocates say dressing down is just one way some churches can indicate an openness to hip-hop culture.

"Maybe we need some fitted caps on Sunday," said the Rev. Willie J. Thompson, Jr., an assistant pastor of a Presbyterian congregation in Springdale, Md., who helped coordinate Howard's Christian hip-hop concert. "Maybe we need to dress down. Maybe we need to change some of the things that we've become accustomed to.

Hip-hop artists say part of the problem is that churches are too traditional, too rigid. "I am young, gifted, eccentric and artistic but I am not religious," said Oraia, a white female spoken word artist who appeared onstage at Howard between black male artists. "I don't worship tradition."

Kayeen Thomas, a first-year student at Washington's Wesley Theological Seminary and a hip-hop performer, said the church has much to learn from hip-hop's Christian and not-so-Christian aspects. One tends to focus on the suffering of Jesus; the other on the suffering of the streets.

"The last time I performed, I did a Christian rap song and I did a song about Troy Davis," he said, referring to the recently executed Georgia inmate who became a rallying cry for alleged racial disparities in capital punishment.

Thomas, who comes from the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, eventually hopes to lead conferences on hip-hop as a tool for evangelism.

"It does have the ability to be used not only to bring souls to Christ but to also change lives, to also inspire people to do better," he said. "For you to ignore a medium that has a potential to be so powerful is a huge, huge mistake on the part of the church."

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Barbados Church 'alive and well'

From The Anglican Outlook - the newspaper of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago

Archbishop Dr John HolderThe Bishop of Barbados, the Most Revd Dr John Holder, has stated in Barbados that, far from dying slowly, the Anglican Church there is healthy. Bishop Holder told the Starcom Network radio group that it was a matter of people choosing which Sunday to attend church.

The strength is there on the ground and in the parishes," he said, adding, "What we normally have in our church is sometimes persons choosing which Sunday, or which hour on a Sunday, they would attend. So you would never get all of them at the same time in the same place."

Holder, who is also archbishop of the West Indies, said this had been a regular practice by members of the Anglican faithful "for a long time". He was responding to comments by one of his priests that the church appeared to be dying slowly as it was losing members worldwide, with churches overseas being turned into department stores, pubs, theatres and schools.

The Revd Fr David Yarde said that while Barbados was not experiencing the level of change people's hearts were closing to the Anglican faith. "Whether we believe it or not, many of our 'faithful' congregation members have already gone and others are in the departure lounge awaiting exit," Fr Yarde said, accusing the Anglican Church of having too many social cliques; of not changing with the times; and having inflexible leaders who believe they are chief executive officers. - Barbados Nation

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Garlic banana skins, and other recycled food!

FromUSPG's website

USPG Mission Companion Ruth de Barros, based in the Amazon, reports on a cookery course that is benefiting poor communities.

Ruth de Barros writes: ‘Too often we throw away so much from our lives that appears to be of no use – and the same goes for our food.

‘So – with the help of Lourdes de Souza, an excellent cook – the Diocese of the Amazon’s social action group held a cookery course on how to recycle the peels and stalks of fruits and vegetables. Sounds strange – but the results were delicious!’

Intrigued? Well, here is the recipe for banana skin steaks: spread garlic and salt on a freshly peeled banana skin; coat the skin in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs, then fry.

Ruth said: ‘You would never know it was once a banana – and it was so full of nourishment!’

Ruth and her husband Saulo, who is the Bishop of the Amazon, oversee a wide range social action programmes, including support for indigenous communities whose homeland in the rainforest is being destroyed by illegal logging companies.

Broccoli soufflé

Other dishes taught on the course included soufflé made with leaves and stalks from broccoli and cauliflower, a cake made with banana skins, and a mousse made with passion fruit skins.

Course participants also learned how to use pineapple skins to make a tea that is good for the kidneys.

Ruth said: ‘We all had a fun time and will be repeating the course.

We thank you all for your support and prayers, and hope that we can continue to build mission together.

If you are brave enough to cook the banana skin steak, let us know what it tasted like!

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Reflections on October’s interreligious meeting at Assisi

From The Anglican Centre in Rome's newsletter Centro

On 27 October 1986, Pope John Paul II led a multidenominational and interfaith gathering for peace in Assisi. To Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of this historic meeting, on 27 October this year Pope Benedict XVI held a day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the world, making the pilgrimage to the home of St Francis with fellow Christians from different denominations and representatives of the world’s religious traditions. Archbishop Rowan was invited to address the gathering.

At this historic anniversary, Celia Blackden reflects from an English perspective on the relationship between ecumenical and interfaith endeavours.

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The Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, home of the Anglican Centre in Rome
Photo Credit: Anglican Centre in Rome

“Is interfaith the new ecumenism?” “Can you unpack the title?” was a response to my enquiry, from a nationally engaged Christian interfaith worker. One interpretation is that ecumenism was the challenge for Christians during much of the 20th century and now interfaith relations are the challenge. That is true. Migration and Christian engagement with society require substantial pro-active interfaith involvement by churches, individually and together. This is happening up and down the country. If only the good being done were more widely known!

Another view is that Christian ecumenism is giving way to the wider ecumenism of interfaith relations. People say we have moved on. Oikumene, understood as the whole inhabited earth, extends beyond the Christian church to the wider dialogues. The methodology of ecumenism - building relationships, trust, dialogue, shared experience, even shared witness - can be applied in the new context. Difficult questions, if they arise, do so with regard to the other faiths.

A further interpretation sees interfaith relations as the new territory in which Christian ecumenism occurs. This has two aspects. On the one hand, most interfaith initiatives have an ecumenical flavour, where shared Christian witness and action are possible. On the other hand, it is important to recognize and address the real divergences among Christians over aspects of interfaith relations.  These include: the refusal of some Christians to engage; a disconnect between the experience of those who can practice their faith safely and that of persecuted Christians; dismay at doctrinal woolliness or syncretism; discord between those seeking to convert and those seeking to converse; and alarming expositions of political, religious and territorial agendas. Receptive ecumenism applied here would help the various standpoints understand one another.

So?A story: Theology students from two other churches attended a Catholic event on the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales document Meeting God in Friend and Stranger. The issue of potential exclusion from Holy Communion arose – we always come back to this! – which clouded their day. Christian ease in addressing interfaith relations does not undo Christian unease at having different understandings of unity and the pain of division. In reality we must resist blurring the distinction between the commitment to and movement towards full Christian unity according to the mind of Christ, and inter-religious dialogue defined as ‘all positive and constructive interreligious relations … directed at mutual understanding and enrichment in obedience to truth and respect for freedom’ (Dialogue and Proclamation* #9). They are different in nature and purpose.

Our theology students need a profound (if not lengthy) formation to ecumenism, as distinct from and in addition to inter-religious dialogue, so that we can still travel joyfully on the journey to full unity while living with the weaknesses and failures we experience on the path. As Churches our commitment to a lived Christian unity precedes and informs interfaith engagement. In fact the ecumenical movement in England is a robust plant with roots (and fruits) in every city, town and village. This includes dialogue with migrant Christian churches and some new churches. A look at the websites of Churches Together in England and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland will illustrate this amply. The post of interfaith officer at Churches Together in England was created as an ecumenical post. I have seen interchurch collaboration grow in various ways and many new opportunities are opening up before us. The Assisi event highlights from a worldwide perspective the importance of Christian initiative in reaching out to all believers for the sake of a healthy society.

*Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue 1991
Celia Blackden is Inter Faith Officer at Churches Together in England and lives in the Focolare community in Leeds. She is the author of Friendship and Exchange with People of Other Faiths: a context for witness and dialogue (EV91) published by Grove Books.

The latest edition of Centro is out now here http://bit.ly/tF1UHi

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Liverpool Cathedral Offers Compass Rose Members Radical Hospitality

By Norris Battin, Compass Rose Society

While my travels to England over the years have taken me to many cathedrals through the country, this was just my third visit to an English cathedral with the Compass Rose Society – we’d been to Canterbury Cathedral for a board meeting several years ago and to Salisbury Cathedral on a previous study visit. At each of these magnificent places we learned a great deal about the cathedrals, about Anglicanism, about The Church of England and its liturgy and about English history. Our visit to Liverpool Cathedral and the Diocese of Liverpool continued to expand this knowledge.

Liverpool Cathedral, for example, is the largest Anglican Cathedral, the largest cathedral in England and the fifth largest cathedral in the world. It is a modern edifice. Designed in the Gothic style by the architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott with its foundation stone laid in 1904 by King Edward VII, its third and final phase was completed in 1978. What’s really striking about it is that from the dramatic bridge near the west entrance to the reredos there is only open space. There’s not a column to be seen down an enormous open nave with its two transepts and “Central Space”, a ceiling 175 feet above it (at its apex) and a 331 foot central tower topping it off: ride two lifts up to the bell chamber – 14 bells reside there; the heaviest and highest peal bells in the world – then walk 108 steps to the top of the tower and a magnificent view. But as it turned out, this spectacular cathedral was but one part of a broadly educational and spiritual visit to the Diocese of Liverpool.

Lynne Butt, the travel manager for the Anglican Communion Office in London who along with Clare Kerrigan on the Cathedral staff looked after our arrangements flawlessly, described the scope of our visit well: “Liverpool was an excellent visit. I assumed that as a study visit we would be hearing a lot from both sides about the relationship between Anglicans and the Roman Catholic Church in the diocese. Relationships are obviously very cordial, as our welcome dinner with Dean Justin Welby was held in the Roman Catholic cathedral [the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King]! We also attended mass there. “But it turned out to be more of a mission visit, as our visits were to various community projects in the diocese – schools, children’s centre with parenting classes, a half-way house for women prisoners, and a community centre offering art classes and we met some truly inspiring people (mostly women!) who were doing so much with virtually no funding at all.

“Liverpool has some of the most deprived boroughs in the whole of Europe, a mix of unemployment, drugs, lack of educational attainment, alcohol and underage pregnancies – the works..."

To read more of this article and more about the Compass Rose Society and its study visit to Liverpool visit http://www.compassrosesociety.org/

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Brazilian Anglican runs to paint church in the City of God

Luiz Coelho is a candidate for Anglican priesthood works in the Parish of Christ the King in the City of God in Rio de Janeiro. The City of God is amongst the poorest and most violent slums in Rio. Luiz was also one of the Young Anglicans that represented the Anglican Communion at Edinburgh 2010.

Since I served in the Army, I have been taking part of long distance races (especially 10k and the half-marathon). I consider running a discipline of prayer. It is during my runs that I manage to “turn off” my daily concerns, ask God for the issues that are pressing me, and dream about the coming of the Kingdom.

Art is also a discipline of prayer. When I produce a work of sacred art, I try to keep myself in harmony with the One who was made humankind for salvation, in the company of this great cloud of witnesses who surround us. Some of the icons I have written are found on this page.

 Some months ago, I was invited to conceive a large piece for the church where I work as a pastoral assistant: the Parish of Christ the King, of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil (located in Cidade de Deus, Rio de Janeiro). The piece will function as a reredos that will cover an area of 1.8 x 20 meters behind the altar. It will portray the local community of Cidade de Deus (Portuguese for “City of God”) transformed as the City of God (of Revelation and of St. Augustine’s book). It will have, in its center, the Risen Christ, surrounded by the great cloud of witnesses composed by many saints of the triumphant church.

The church building has been completely refurbished thanks to the generosity of so many people of faith around the world who have contributed to the Mission of a church community located in one of the most impoverished areas of Rio de Janeiro, so it will have a building that is self-sustainable and in the best condition for hosting the various social and ecumenical projects it currently partners with. However, due to the extent of the works that had to be done, most of the contributions have already been used. The roof was replaced and the sanctuary and parish rooms are being redone using materials that are resistant, durable and easy to clean.

For a work of art like this, I would have asked for a commission of US$ 20,000.00, given the costs and the total area to be painted. However, due to the lack of funding, I have decided to reduce the final price as much as possible, focusing mostly on material and infrastructure costs: US$ 10,000.00. Would you be willing to help this project as a partner? It involves art, but it also deals with a road race…

On 12/31/2011, I’ll run the Saint Sylvester Road Race in São Paulo. I’ll be taking with me the names and the requests of all the people who have been helping the work in Cidade de Deus. On this page, you’ll be able to make a PayPal donation, and send a message of support. If you want to make an offering in memory of a loved one, please let me know, so we can discuss how to incorporate some significant detail to the final work’s concept, and add the person’s name to the project’s plaque. The road race will happen on the last day of 2011, but I will be accepting offerings till the day of the Epiphany of our Lord (01/06/2012). Works will start right after it and the final piece will be inaugurated on Easter Sunday: 04/08/2012.

Follow this project through this weblog http://www.luizcoelho.com/en/weblog.html. I will be posting sketches, stories and messages from the project’s many partners and friends. May the peace and the love of God be with you.

Click here to donate!

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A Quiet Revolution in the Church

Paul Gateshill reports on the thirtieth Ecumenical Meeting for bishops, friends of the Focolare Movement.

...The bishops first met in 1982. Promoted by the Focolare Movement, the meeting is an opportunity for bishops from a variety of Christian denominations to meet together in order to deepen their understanding of the spirituality of unity and their communion together. This year the event was held from 6-11th September in the Focolare Centre for Unity in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Attending were over thirty bishops from different Christian traditions. These included Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Methodists, Lutherans, Orthodox and Syrian Orthodox. They also came from all over the world including Brazil, Australia, India, the USA and various countries from both East and West Europe - a real expression of the universal church in all its richness and diversity...

...On Thursday 8th September the whole group was invited by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams to Lambeth Palace. After a hearty lunch, he presented a talk on ‘The Word of God in the Anglican tradition’ in which he illustrated how ‘the Word of God is indeed a Word of transfiguring power’ when it is read ‘in communion, read together, so that the great shared defining lines of Christian teaching shape how we see ourselves and each other.’

For more of this article visit  to learn more about the Focolare Movement visit http://www.focolare.org/en  

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COMMENT

Occupy St Paul's: no church should insulate itself from raw human need

Giles Fraser writes: The Occupy movement is a moment of God-given opportunity to rediscover Christian holiness: not in rich temples, but justice

From the Guardian website

"This is the place where Jesus Christ was born," whispers a guide in an affected and well practised baritone. Bells jingle and incense fills the church. And thousands queue up for the experience with hushed reverence. Buses from plush Jerusalem hotels make their way through the Israeli checkpoint and disgorge their passengers just a few paces from the narrow entrance to this most holy of Christian shrines.

Crusaders lowered the once grand entrance so as to stop pilgrims entering the church on horseback. Nothing so profane as a horse, and its inevitable waste products, must go anywhere near so sacred a place. Leviticus 10.10 puts it thus: "You are to put a difference between the holy and the unholy, between the clean and the unclean." In other words, the church must be protected from the world.

Sitting on the far side of Manger Square, I find myself getting more and more angry with this deeply rooted understanding of holiness. Bethlehem is a place of such vast injustice and social depravation. The Israeli separation barrier has severed the whole town from its traditional sources of social and economic vitality. Farmers can no longer reach their olive trees. Families who live just a few miles apart can no longer visit each other. Graffiti on the vast concrete wall offers a slender message of hope: "Nothing lasts for ever."

But it seems that for many of the pilgrims to Bethlehem, this complex political reality is something to be passed by on the other side. They have come to find a sacred space that is as protected from politics as the holy is from the unholy. Yet there is a terrible irony in all this. For the birth of Jesus Christ, in a smelly cow shed, and threatened by the forces of occupation, represents a wholesale rejection of precisely this idea of holiness. God is no longer to be set in some pristine otherness. The sacred is no longer to be protected from the profane. Which is why Jesus makes such an ostentatious show of fraternising with those who were traditionally debarred from holy space – the lame and blind, sinners, lepers, menstruating women.

In the life of Jesus, holiness is redefined as justice. Like the prophets before him, he is at best indifferent and at worst downright hostile to traditional forms of protection against defilement – washing, ringfencing the Sabbath from work, and so on. The task of religious professionals is not to keep God clean, as one might defend a brand new exercise book from inky fingers. "I have come to give good news to the poor, freedom to the captive, sight to the blind."

Which is why the relationship between the Occupy camp and St Paul's Cathedral is theologically so fundamental. For those with a traditional understanding of holiness, the camp is a threat, just as the impure is seen to be a threat to the pure. The camp is messy and chaotic, the politics raw and visceral. The smell of stale sweat and urine hangs heavy in the air. Inside the cathedral, the choir sings of the majesty and otherness of God.

To read more of this article visit http://bit.ly/vLJ5ra  

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SPOTLIGHT ON...

Five Talents UK

One of the many hundreds of Anglican agencies who fulfil part of God's mission.

Five Talents exists to:

  • Fight Poverty
  • Create Jobs
  • Transform Lives

They do this by supporting micro-finance initiatives in developing countries - providing loan capital and training.

Learn more at: http://www.fivetalents.org.uk/

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VIDEO

Watch 24 films showing the world church in action

From USPG

USPG has produced films looking at the work of the church in the Amazon, Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Swaziland and Tanzania.

Click here or visit http://vimeo.com/user4097310/videos  to watch some or all of the 24 films

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DIGITAL COMMUNION

Helping hands in the economic crisis

Take a look at the Facebook page dedicated to the NBC television special “Journey Into Action: Helping Hands in the Economic Crisis” which documents the outreach of the Anglican/Episcopal Church in response to the global economic crisis, and which is now airing on various NBC television affiliates in the United States. There's a video trailing the series on the wall.

https://www.facebook.com/ActionInCrisis?sk=wall

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BOOKSHELF

New pilgrim wave inspires Archbishop’s Advent book choice

A book about the growing impact of pilgrimages in today’s church has been chosen by the Archbishop of Wales as his book for Advent (starts November 27).

Dr Barry Morgan is recommending a new book by Andrew Jones, the Archdeacon of Meirionnydd, which explores the experiences of pilgrims to various religious sites in the UK, including Bardsey Island in North Wales.

Pilgrimage: the journey to remembering our story includes eight different pilgrim encounters from the author’s own experience as a retreat leader, linked to eight sites of pilgrimage. But the book’s wider purpose is to consider the growing impact that pilgrimage is having – and could increasingly have – on the Church today. Andrew Jones argues that the experiences of renewal and refreshment of faith taking place at sites of Christian pilgrimage now often far outweigh what is happening in many churches.

Andrew, who lives in Llanbedrog, says, “I have found over the years that the experience of Pilgrimage can awaken people at all stages of belief to remember the story of God’s creating and redeeming work in history—it helps to tell us who we are, where we have come from and where we are going. At the same time we are told by several writers that the contemporary church seems increasingly exiled and estranged from our culture and that part of this malaise is that we have forgotten who we are. Significantly, the act of remembering—pivotal to pilgrimage—not only offers a life-transforming way out of that exile situation but points to the way ‘home’, to the place where we can live authentic and balanced lives.”

Archbishop Barry said, “ I sense there is a renewed interest in the idea of pilgrimage – more people are embracing the chance to take time out of busy schedules to focus on their spiritual journey and visit sites made special by the prayers and devotions of generations of people before them.

“So I am delighted to recommend Andrew’s new book as a inspiring companion for our journey through Advent.”
The book also traces parallels in the experiences of the sixth-century BC Babylonian exiles, who faced with a chain of events that not only changed their lives radically but also the whole structure of their theological thinking. Under the leadership of prophetic voices, they found a new, relevant way to ‘sing the old songs’.

Andrew says, “Just like those ancient exiles, pilgrimage provides the catalyst to recover and reconcile our past stories, to heal memories and to see the hope of the current and the future—a hope that finds expression in discovering a deep sense of the inheritance of God’s story through sites of pilgrimage. I often like to think that tourists pass through particular sites but for the pilgrim the place passes through them.”

Ray Simpson, Founding Guardian of The Community of Aidan and Hilda, describes how the book: ‘speaks to our condition: we feel exiled from our former sense of a familiar environmental, political and religious landscape. It compellingly points a way forward through prophetic, ancient faith-future faith pilgrimage.’

Pilgrimage is published by BRF, £8.99, 208pp, ISBN 978 1 84101 834 8

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ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER Click here for the full ACP

Friday 18-Nov-2011
Psalm: 47 Jn 6:1-15
Victoria Nyanza - (Tanzania)The Rt Revd Boniface Kwangu

Saturday 19-Nov-2011
Psalm: 48 Jn 6:16-21
Virgin Islands - (II, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Edward Gumbs

Sunday 20-Nov-2011 Pentecost 23
Psalm: 49 Jn 6:22-40
Virginia - (III, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Shannon Johnston
Suffragan Bishop of Virginia - (III, The Episcopal Church)The Rt Revd David Jones
West Virginia - (III, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Willam Klusmeyer

Monday 21-Nov-2011
Psalm: 50:1-15 Jn 6:41-51
Waiapu - (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia)The Rt Revd David Rice
Waikato - (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia)The Most Revd David John Moxon
Bishop of Taranaki Region - (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia)The Rt Revd Philip Richardson

Tuesday 22-Nov-2011
Psalm: 51 Jn 6:52-59
Wakefield - (York, England) The Rt Revd Stephen Platten
Wakefield - Pontefract - (York, England)The Rt Revd Anthony Robinson

Wednesday 23-Nov-2011
Psalm: 52 Jn 6:60-71
Wangaratta - (Victoria, Australia) The Rt Revd John Parkes

Thursday 24-Nov-2011
Psalm: 54 Isa 32:1-8
Warri - (Bendel, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Christian Esezi Ideh

 

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