By Brad Martell, Peace and Justice Ministries
Join us Friday morning, October 18, for the kickoff of “Peace, Justice, and Song” at the Temple in Independence, Missouri, with an 8:30 a.m. Hymn Festival.
President Steve Veazey has said this Peace Colloquy is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. You won’t want to miss the launch of the hymnal, Community of Christ Sings.
Friday’s schedule includes significant and unique opportunities to sing, learn, and experience this important resource for mission and peacemaking. The day will culminate in the Community of Christ International Peace Award ceremony at 7:30 p.m. (CDT). The Rev. John L. Bell of the Iona Community will receive the award. He is a renowned hymn writer and author. The ceremony and his keynote address are open to the public and will be webcast live.
Throughout the Colloquy, workshops, plenary sessions, and worship experiences will explore how congregational song shapes our theology and mission, leading to actions of justice and peace. The plans include something for everyone. President Veazey will be the speaker at the closing worship service Sunday morning, October 20. Online registration starts in July. Join us!
Related Articles on the Hymnal Project and Peace Colloquy can be found at:
Prepare! by Jane Gardner
Singing Together as an Act of Peace – by Peter Judd
Sing Jesus, Sing Justice – an interview with John Bell by Brad Martell and Jane Gardner
And here it is again, just because it’s so good. The music video promoting the Hymnal Project:
“Peace Through All People” is a collective singing of “Peace, Salaam, Shalom” written by emma’s revolution. This song is a part of The Community of Christ‘s new Hymnal, Community of Christ Sings, to be released Oct 18, 2013 (link to PC/Launch). It is representative of over 75 other songs we can sing collectively as a global family. The hymnal project sent Major Oak Productions with Joey Williams to record members and friends around the world singing songs from this collection. Take a moment to watch the unique voices that each one of us have to offer in the pursuit of peace.