Where do worship and justice meet?
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Questioning allegiance outside St Paul's Cathedral and worship that changes a government: powerful interviews today from Jon Swales and Andy Flannagan and we hear about Rich's work with waste pickers: Fair Circularity Initiative.
Jon Swales shares his liturgy for the climate crisis and tells us about Lighthouse, a church for people "battered and bruised by the storms of life". We also hear why he was re-affirming people's baptismal vows in a paddling pool at a protest outside St Paul's Cathedral one week, and another week going into the Cathedral for Queen Elizabeth's funeral. Where should a Christian pledge their allegiance?
Free access to Jon's book here:
Lament and Hope: Prayers for the Climate and Ecological Emergency
For more on the climate action visit Christian Climate Action.
Andy Flannagan, singer songwriter and Executive Director of Christians in Politics shares his passion for truthful worship, lament and getting involved in making a difference. How can worship leaders avoid just leading to the holy climactic moment, but instead lead people into lament, righteous anger and intercession?
We also talk about Changing the Soundtrack and Those Who Show Up.
Andy Flannagan's music, "You are God and We are not" and "Your Spirit Groans for Peace" used with permission, and with our thanks.