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A note from Wild Goose



Two more new downloads this week that could be used to celebrate Harvest from a justice perspective. There are also e-books now available of two recent publications, and as the International Day of Peace is coming up on September 21st, we provide some links to resources suitable for marking this event. We hope you find something inspiring and useful among all these.

Photo © David Coleman


New downloads

Living Water download transspaser

Living Water
(PDF download)

Some worship resources

Chris Polhill

Digital download: 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation (UN figures). Here are some worship resources for putting together a service on water, and some suggestions for taking action.

11 pages.

Fore more information and to see a sample


Hunger for Justice download transspaser

Hunger for Justice
(PDF download)

‘What's for dinner tonight, mum?’

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: A service for all ages about not having enough to eat and about being hungry to share what we have. Includes a drawing/colouring activity.

Nancy Cocks is a former Deputy Warden of Iona Abbey and is the author of several books.

Fore more information and to see a sample


New e-books

We Will Seek Peace and Pursue It e-book transspaser

We Will Seek Peace
and Pursue It (e-book)

Reflections and prayers for peace and reconciliation

Neil Paynter

A new book of readings, reflections and prayers about ‘the bombs and bullets and landmines we drop into the heart of other people’s lives’ – and the many good folk working for peace and reconciliation at home and abroad. It can be used for personal and group reflection or in worship. The title comes from one of the closing responses of the morning service in Iona Abbey:

Go in peace to love and to serve;
We will seek peace and pursue it.

Contributors are from among the members, associates and friends of the Iona Community and others from various grassroots organisations and communities.

Fore more information and to see a sample


A Wee Book of Iona Poems e-book transspaser

A Wee Book of Iona Poems

Kenneth Steven

These haiku-like poems arise out of Kenneth Steven’s perception of the Iona landscape. They have the sense of wonder, seeing, and being in the moment that many of us experience when spending time on this jewel-like island in a turquoise sea.

Iona has been Kenneth’s spiritual home since his childhood. He even learned to walk on one of the island’s beaches. He sometimes fears that there may be no more hidden corners to find, but there always are.

A lovely memento of a visit to Iona.

Fore more information and to see a sample


Links to resources for the International Day of Peace, 21st September

Live in the Light (PDF download)

Swords into Ploughshares (PDF download)

Victory and Peace or Justice and Peace? (Study DVD from Living the Questions)

Peace Liturgy for a Wet Day (PDF download)

Justice and Peace (PDF download)

Justice and Peace Service (Iona Abbey) (PDF download)

Justice and Peace Prayers (Iona Abbey) (PDF download)

Making Peace in Practice and Poetry (book)
E-book version

We Will Seek Peace and Pursue It (book)
E-book version


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