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Just published, a download on land justice - from Paul Nicolson, an author new to our list.

Photo © David Coleman

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New download


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The Gift of Life (PDF download)

Parables about landowners and the present-day housing crisis

Paul Nicolson

Digital download: A reflection on parables about justly sharing land and its produce, connecting them with present-day injustices of land and wealth, and concluding with a prayer.

Paul Nicolson is a long-time campaigner against poverty and injustice. He is the founder of Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (http://z2k.org/) and Taxpayers Against Poverty (http://taxpayersagainstpoverty.org.uk) in Tottenham, and is an associate of the Iona Community.

3 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Recently published


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Known Unknowns

100 contemporary texts to common tunes

(Book)

John L Bell & Graham Maule

One hundred 21st-century hymn texts by John L Bell & Graham Maule that can be sung to familiar tunes.

Singing a new song is not an optional extra, but a faithful response to a divine command. This command is the opening phrase of Psalms 96 and 98. And, St John the Divine says, this is what the saints in heaven are doing all the time.

But, on earth, things are not so easy. Sometimes it’s because the latest new song in the old hymnbook is two centuries old. Or the congregation has been told by some sadist that it ‘doesn’t sing well’. Or sometimes the organist can only play what s/he hears on the radio. Or the guitarist can do anything, as long as it’s only three major chords. However, even in such dire straits, the divine command has to be obeyed.

So what if we kept familiar tunes – hymn tunes or folk tunes – and set words to them in 21st-century idioms? What if we gave some ancient psalms a makeover, replaced threadbare wedding and funeral songs or dealt with the things that people actually talk about when they’re not in church? And what if most of the suggested tunes were so well known that – even if musicians took the huff – people could still sing the verses on their own?

What if you looked under the covers of this book and began to upset the quiet of the place in which you are presently standing by beginning to hum?

This book amounts to a modest proposal from the Wild Goose Resource Group on how to make the most of minimal congregational song resources in an accessible and resilient way.

For more information and to see a sample


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One from the past

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Holy Ground

Liturgies and worship resources for an engaged spirituality

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter & Helen Boothroyd

All ground is holy ground – city streets, housing estates, shanty towns, playgrounds, prisons, shopping malls. This book presents liturgies and worship resources on a range of subjects and concerns: globalisation, food, water, HIV/AIDS, the environment, interfaith dialogue, the arms trade, prisoners of conscience, 20th-century martyrs, homelessness, racism, gender, living in community, youth, children, ageing – written by Iona Community members, associates and friends; by folk engaged in the life of the world. It is a collection for anyone searching for worship material that reflects the world we live in.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Fundraising items

Help the Iona Community raise £300,000 by the end of May in order to complete the renovation of Iona Abbey a year early! For more information …


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Iona Calendar 2019

Photographs by Iain Sarjeant

The Highland Family Group of the Iona Community has produced this beautiful Iona calendar for 2019, in conjunction with photographer Iain Sarjeant. The calendar is 21cm x 21cm, and comes with a bonus picture of one of the more elusive places on Iona.

All profits from the sale of this calendar will go to the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information


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Iona Abbey Easter Worship (audio download)

A live recording of the journey through Holy Week

The Iona Community

A recording of worship in Iona Abbey from Holy Week and Easter Sunday from the 1990s. Pay only £1 ex VAT and kindly add a donation of your choice to the fund at checkout (just below the shopping cart).

Available as two audio downloads of approximately 60 MB each

For more information and list of contents


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Iona of My Heart

Daily readings

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter

Inspiring human stories from Iona – of encounter, challenge, exchange, connection, transformation. Stories about people and the power of the Spiriour months of daily readings. Royalties go to the Iona Community’s Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version



 

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