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Lent Discipline: Weeks 1-–6 (PDF Download)

Chris Polhill & Various

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Making your lifestyle count: a Lent programme for Christians who care about the environment. Taken from the book Eggs and Ashes by Ruth Burgess and Chris Polhill.

Contents:
Introduction - Following the Lent discipline, by Chris Polhill
From quark to planet (prayer), by Chris Polhill

Week one – Use of transport
Suggested actions; research and campaigning, by Chris Polhill
At jet speed or walking pace (prayer), by Chris Polhill
The contradictions of our lives (prayer), by Ian M Fraser
The gift of travel (prayer), by Chris Polhill
Cyclist's prayer, by Andrew De Smet
Forgive us our failing (prayer), by Andrew De Smet & Chris Polhill
A travelling prayer, by Jo Rathhbone
Transporting goods Sudanese-style (reading), adapted from Practical Answers to Poverty (ITDG)

Week two – Use of water
Suggested actions; research and campaigning, by Chris Polhill
Living water (reading), by Yvonne Morland
Water (reading), by Alix Brown
Clean water (prayer), by Richard Moeketsi Thito
A water blessing (prayer), by Chris Polhill
Water stories and prayers (readings and prayers), by Ian M Fraser
Crescent-shaped terraces (reading), adapted from Practical Answers to Poverty (ITDG)
Stemming the flood waters in Bangladesh (reading), adapted from Small World magazine (ITDG)

Week three – Use of energy
Suggested actions; research and campaigning, by Chris Polhill
Lord of energy, teach us to pray (prayer), by John Polhill
The be-attitudes (biblical reflection), by John Polhill
Our thoughtless wasting (prayer), by Chris Polhill
Choices (reading), by Chris Polhill
The parable of the churchgoer and the asylum-seeker (biblical reflection), by John Polhill
To be … satisfied (reading), by Gary Polhill
Praise God (prayer), by Chris Polhill
The essence of banality (reading), by Gary Polhill
Grid-free power (reading), adapted from Hands on Winds of Change

Week four – Reducing waste and pollution
Suggested actions; research and campaigning, by Chris Polhill
Prayer of Franciscan conservation, by John Polhill
Prayer at a supermarket checkout, by John Polhill
Objects (reading), by Judith Jardine
Waster wannabe (reading), by John Polhill
Reusing (prayer), by Chris Polhill
The rich young ruler (biblical reflection), by John Polhill
Chip fat fuels lorries (reading), adapted from information from Global Commodities

Week five – Shopping thoughtfully
Suggested actions; research and campaigning, by Chris Polhill
Calling for justice (prayer), by Chris Polhill
Bless our choices (prayer), by Chris Polhill
Living gently (prayer), by Chris Polhill
Supermarket psalm (liturgy), by Chris Polhill
Creation psalm (liturgy), by John Polhill
The sea – a conversation (reading), from a creative writing workshop on Iona in 1998
Prayer of reconciliation, from a creative writing workshop on Iona in 1998
Look in our hearts, Lord Christ, we pray (song: words & music), by Ian M Fraser & Donald Rennie

Week six – maintaining and increasing biodiversity
Suggested actions; research and campaigning, by Chris Polhill
Weaver, thread and pattern (prayer), by John Polhill
Litany for creation (prayer), by Yvonne Morland
Prayers of celebration and blessing, by Chris Polhill
God made them (prayer), by Chris Polhill
Credo (liturgy), by Bob Green
Creator of space and mustard seed (liturgy), by John Polhill
Agricultural biodiversity in India (reading), adapted from Hands On Gene Savers (ITDG)

Research and campaigning sources on the Internet

41 pages

 

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Authors Polhill, Chris
Author(s) Chris Polhill & Various
Date Added 8 Jan 2010
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