A 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 include: Lesley Orr, Iain Whyte, Paul Nicolson, Helen Steven, Alastair McIntosh, Kathy Galloway, Molly Harvey, Rosemary Power, Ruth Harvey, Jan Sutch Pickard, John Philip Newell, Mel Duncan, Jonathan Inkpin, Alison Swinfen, Peter Millar, Chris Polhill, Sally Foster-Fulton, Bonnie Thurston, Murphy Davis and others.
While several of the contributors are from various grassroots organisations and communities, many are members, associates or friends of the Iona Community, which, from its beginning, has been engaged in work for peace and reconciliation.
Neil Paynter is the author of twenty books, including This Is the Day and Down to Earth (Wild Goose Publications).