‘Take off your sandals, for the place you are standing on is holy ground,’ God said to Moses.
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.
Neil Paynter is the editor/author of several books including This Is the Day: Readings and Meditations from the Iona Community, Lent & Easter Readings from Iona, and Blessed Be Our Table. Helen Boothroyd is based at Stillicidia, a Christian House of Welcome in North Cumbria. Both Helen and Neil are former members of the Iona Community’s resident group on the isle of Iona.