People of faith in situations of the greatest desperation have, through the centuries, sung in the face of despair and death. It is entirely fitting and uplifting to see the BBC choosing to film Songs of Praise from Calais, witnessing to the way people who are the most marginalised and maligned raise their voices in praise and prayer and singing, God’s people trace their liberation through the Bible and through history to the defiant and heartfelt acts of prayer and praise. From Miriam to Mary songs have told of a freedom which is not of this world, but of God’s commonwealth of love. We in the Iona Community sing with them, delighting in their praise and joining our tears in solidarity to their despair. People of Calais – God’s good people – you do not sing alone.
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RT @pcnbritain Thought-provoking speech from Kathy Galloway of @ionacommunity on 'What is the future of social Europe?' bit.ly/2uGZMTR She explores the issue of #migration and how the "gospel of abundance invites to the common good" #progressivechristian #socialjustice pic.twitter.com/3g4XxJXX2O
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RT @StPeterMancroft Coming soon is our day with the @ionacommunity on 21 July 10.30am 3.30pm. Join with members and associates of the Iona Community in our Octagon to sing, learn and pray. All welcome, come for some or all of the day, please bring food to share for lunch. pic.twitter.com/fF995jfLeM
RT @AndyK_Stokie @ionacommunity @coolstaggie I absolutely adore Iona. Well done to the community there in taking part in the anti-Trump protests. I’m sure this man would have been proud, too. 👏🏻🙂 pic.twitter.com/CfeA0z6miP