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This includes: prayers, sermons, hymns, plays and liturgies.

A New Reformation of the Economy

A Sketch

This sketch was written by Jim Green of Christian Climate Action for an action at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in December, 2017. It is sometimes performed at Green Christian On The Road events.

Martin Luther meets Pope Francis in London,

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Fun song on clearing up litter

Alison Blenkinsop writes:

I was appalled by Hugh F-W’s recently-screened documentary on plastic detritus in Malaysia, but heartened by individuals’ response when directly approached. But it was clear that big business will not do what it should unless the individuals mass together and hold them to account.

It’s very depressing when the same problems keep arising –

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The Joy in Enough Confession – How to use it for Lent

This
year Green Christian is encouraging the church in Britain to take a moment to
consider our role in the destruction of the environment, our complicity in
consumerism, and in an economy that serves profit over people. Instead, we are
invited to embrace the sufficiency and the joy of enough.

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Recommended for Lent

Green Christian recommends  three prepared courses courses – which can be used for either Advent or Lent

An extra fourth course “Loaf for Lent” is being written and tried out at Emmanuel Church, a URC-Methodist church in Redditch, Worcestershire, by Revd Steve Levett.  He invites other churches to take part if interested.

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Five Fantastic Facts why “Improving your speaking skills” is a Great Green Imperative:

  • Learn invaluable tips and ideas for improving your effectiveness
  • Share feedback
  • Gain practice.

It would benefit you to join a Speakers Club or a Toastmasters Club:

Speakers Clubs can cost as little as £40 to £80 (Depending on your local group) for 14 two hour sessions during spring and autumn (Compare that with professional weekend courses that cost £300)

You may be shy person –

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Lamentation Prayers

The following prayers are particularly appropriate as lamentations:

 

A Light Landing

Luke 12.22-34

Creator Spirit
out of nothingness
no thingness
a cosmos of intricate harmony
and elegant balance emerged.

How is it that we can walk past butterfly wings –
our minds filled with weightier matters –
and not drop to our knees
in reverie?

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Prayer Resource Books – a list

Here are prayer resources which some GC members have found particularly helpful:

 

Creationtide resources – there is so much on the internet from many church traditions. Here is the one from the C of E – https://creationtide.com/

 

GC Way of Life Companions’ ‘Liturgy of Commitment’ which has been provided to all Companions and which can be said at any time,

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Prayer – Psalm 4 – updated for consumerism and climate change

Prayers based on Psalms, with “the enemy” being climate change or “the powers that be” that are causing it – by Ruth Jarman

A prayer based on Psalm 4 by Ruth Jarman

“Answer me when I call to you,
O my righteous God.

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