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An Ecological Lord’s Prayer, Cláudio Carvalhaes

An Ecological Lord’s Prayer, Cláudio Carvalhaes

Our God who are in pluriverses, the skies and the earth,   Blessed be your name: life. May your pulsing life come to be seen, heard, touched and felt through the oceans, the forests, in the rocks, in the life of plants and in the sounds of animals and singing birds. May the atmosphere of the sky that carries our ability to breathe continue balanced as fossil presences are kept under the earth. Give us this day our daily bread through a variety of seeds and grains and leaves without pesticides, without monocultures, from local farms and agro-biodiverse-cultures. Forgive our…

“And when he had said this, he breathed his last breath”

“And when he had said this, he breathed his last breath”

May our breathing be sustenance for those losing their last breath. May our breathing be solidarity for those losing their lives. May our breathing be a healing balm for those breathing heavily. May our breathing be resurrection for those crucified. May our breathing be renewal of life to others and to us. May our breathing be life, honor and fight in the name of people who were destroyed, abandoned, violated, desecrated and killed by powers of death! May our breathing be the restoration of the memories of animals, plants, trees, mountains and all earth beings who went extinct. May our…

The Honeyeaters are losing their songs… Here is a prayer for them

The Honeyeaters are losing their songs… Here is a prayer for them

Have you heard of the Honeyeaters? They are losing their songs… When I read about them, my heart felt to the ground. Here is a prayer I wrote for them. Dear Honeyeaters, I have heard about you. How beautiful birds you all are! Far away from me, I also heard about your struggle Your struggle to survive Your home being desecrated Your refugia being erased Your species dwindling down I heard you couldn’t find your own singing You are so few You can’t find your elders to teach you your own songs For they are all almost gone So the…

Sermon – Glory!

Sermon – Glory!

Worship – There is no Justice without US. Sermon – Glory! Cláudio Carvalhaes Hesed Lecture Series – Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary March 6, 2021 Amos 5:18-24   18 Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord! Why do you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness, not light; 19   as if someone fled from a lion, and was met by a bear; or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall, and was bitten by a snake. 20 Is not the day of the Lord darkness, not light, and gloom with no brightness…

Re-Imagining Worship – A Website Filled with Liturgical Resources

Re-Imagining Worship – A Website Filled with Liturgical Resources

https://reimaginingworship.com Dear friends, we are happy to announce the official launch of the website “Re-Imagining Worship.” This website has more than 150 worship resources from the liturgical project “Liturgies from Below/Liturgies in Defiance of Empire,” and is sponsored by the Council of World Mission. Sudipta Singh was fundamental for this resource to exist. Due to the amazing creative work of Melody Stanford Martin and the wonderful insights and work of Christópher Abreu Rosario (Ófe) you can now have access to songs, art, sacraments, reflections, articles, prayers of anger, sorrow, resistance, and so many other resources. Also, you can send the…