This guidebook with colour photographs takes you around the church and cloisters of Iona Abbey, giving you background information on the main features and providing suggestions for reflection and prayer at each point. Also included are some stories about...
Poems, readings and reflections which capture not only the wildness and beauty of the island of Iona but also the pressures and gifts of living in a community on an island of pilgrimage.
Five practical workshops, for groups or individuals, to explore the use of words and poetry in everyday life. The readings and activities in this book aim to lead us to a deeper understanding of how we use language.
After the crucifixion, Joseph embarks on a quest to find out who Jesus really was, seeking out those who knew him personally. These witnesses, all mentioned in the gospels, tell their stories, each contributing a unique insight into the Nazarene.
A book about basic Christian communities, first published in 1990. At that time, Ian Fraser had gained more than 30 years' experience of visiting and making personal contact with such communities around the world.
From earthworms to CD-ROMs, from starfish to blizzards, from electrons to garden forks, from doubt to a shout of laughter - This beautiful little book of invocations inspired by creatures, conditions and objects in the world around us which reflect and are a metaphor for aspects of God or the Divine will resonate with individuals and groups of any or no particular religious or spiritual allegiance.
Full-colour photographs - with accompanying short reflections, prayers, poems and stories - of the Abbey, Iona's white sand beaches, the pilgrimage around the island, seabirds, highland cattle, tracks and roads, boats and nets, kitchen pots, footprints in the sand, cotton grass bending in the breeze - and more.
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...
The best of Kate McIlhagga's work in one collection. Includes poems and prayers of gathering and beginning; creation and self; Advent and Epiphany; Lent and mothering; Easter and Pentecost; pilgrimage and endings and blessings.
Modern, relevant resources to accompany readers through Lent and Easter for many years, with material for Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Mothering Sunday, Palm Sunday and Holy Week, as well as suggestions for a Lent discipline.
The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating and influential churchmen, an outspoken challenger to the status quo and the founder of the radical and often controversial Iona Community.
A book about searching for, and finding, Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit in down-to-earth places. 'Neil writes about a world where hearts matter and in which vulnerable folk can teach us much.' - Peter Millar, from the Foreword
An accessible, popular account of the 7th-century life of AdomnÃ¡n of Iona, from his boyhood in Donegal to his death as Abbot of Iona, with an emphasis on the contemporary significance of his Law of Innocents - a revolutionary law which in its own day was as significant as the Geneva Conventions or the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
Fifty of the best-loved prayers of the Iona Community. Prayers by Kathy Galloway, Ruth Burgess, the Wild Goose Resource Group, George MacLeod, Kate Mcllhagga, Jan Sutch Pickard, Peter Millar, Jan Sutch Pickard, Joy Mead, Ali Newell, Chris Polhill, Ian M Fraser and others.
A collection of blessings for the people, celebrations, sadnesses, artefacts, special occasions and journeys of our lives. It also explores the tradition of blessings, including biblical and Celtic, and offers ideas and resources to encourage readers...
An autobiographical account of forty years in the life of a British doctor working with victims of war and exile in Israel, Lebanon and the Occupied Territories, giving an insight into the historical roots of the current situation.
Ian Fraser entered industry in 1942 as the first of what became a worker-priest/pastor movement. This book's underlying conviction is that just as ministry belongs to more than only the clergy, so does the task of theologising belong to all and not just to the professional theologian.
What is it that interests so many people in the work of the Iona Community and draws thousands of visitors each year to the tiny island of Iona? This is a book about the spirituality, concerns and activities of the Iona Community.
Gays and lesbians reclaiming the spiritual journey. The author, a member of an ecumenical Christian order, explores a mystic spirituality for gay and lesbian people and describes numerous practical steps that they can take in order to connect with their...
The history of the Iona Community including the work of George MacLeod whose inspiration placed Iona firmly on the Christian map once again in the twentieth century.
Through poems and reflections Joy Mead imagines the women mentioned in the Bible as central to their own stories, rather than appearing briefly on the margins of a narrative which reflects a world perceived and led by men.
A true and shocking story of a juvenile locked up in an adult prison that raises many public issues concerning penal affairs, after-care, rehabilitation and delinquency.
A moving and insightful reflection by a Christian minister on his grassroots engagement with Islam - from inner-city parish ministry in Leeds to the streets of Karbala at a time of rising Islamophobia and the 'War on Terror'.
Care For Creation
Mysticism is not just for recluses: it is a totally practical path in the world that we all can choose. The mystic tradition teaches us that God is inherent in everything. What does this mean for the way we relate to creation with all its inhabitants...
A collection of original and contemporary parables - the first of a series of three - using the framework of the Christian Year to offer a story for every week, and a few more besides.
A collection of resources for the late summer and autumn period of Ordinary Time, covering the weeks from the Feast of the Transfiguration to All Hallows' Eve.
Care For Creation
Downloadable book: Care for creation includes examining our attitude to all our fellow-inhabitants of Planet Earth, not only the human ones. Not just a book about protecting animals; also an inspiration towards living an all-encompassing Christian spirituality...
The dramatic events of the days leading up to Easter Sunday are expressed through biblical readings and the reflections of several well-known Iona Community members.
Lent offers an opportunity to see the world afresh. This book of readings from members and staff of the Iona Community aims to help us reappraise our lives during the period leading up to Easter.