Readings & meditations from the Iona Community

by Neil Paynter

Third in the series following This Is the Day and Gathered and Scattered

Daily readings for four months from a wide range of contributors within the Iona Community, including Warren Bardsley, John L. Bell and the Wild Goose Resource Group, Ruth Burgess, Ian M. Fraser, Kathy Galloway, Tom Gordon, John Harvey, Peter Macdonald, Joy Mead, Peter Millar, J. Philip Newell, Jan Sutch Pickard, Rosemary Power, Eurig Scandrett, Alison Swinfen, Iain Whyte, Brian Woodcock and many others. These reflections, prayers, poems, songs, which reflect the concerns of the Community, can be used for group or individual reflection and are intended to inspire positive action and change in our lives. Subjects covered include:

Hospitality and welcome • prayer • justice and peace • the environment • healing • social action • church renewal • worship • work • racial justice • women • community • pilgrimage • sexuality • Columban Christianity and the Celtic tradition • ecumenism • interfaith dialogue • nonviolence and peacekeeping • the rediscovery of spirituality • commitment • economic witness • youth

Neil Paynter was a member of the resident staff group of the Iona Community for four years on Iona. He is a member of the Iona Community and the editor of This Is the Day, Gathered and Scattered, Blessed Be Our Table, Holy Ground, Growing Hope, Iona: Images and Reflections, and many other books, and the author of Down to Earth: Stories and Sketches (Wild Goose).

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