Anglicans at it again


This report just in from Reuters News Agency:

LONDON (Reuters) - Favorite prayers and psalms from the Bible have been radically reworked for a new Anglican prayer book in a bid to get the faithful to think about issues like Third World debt and fair trade.
For example, out goes "Give us this day our daily bread," from the Lord's Prayer and in comes a line about God "giving us our daily bread when we manage to get back our lands or get a fairer wage." In the 23rd psalm, "The Lord is my Shepherd" sees "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil" replaced by: "Even if a full-scale violent confrontation breaks out, I will not be afraid, Lord." Christian Aid, which has helped put together the prayer book, said Wednesday the reworking was aimed at encouraging a new perspective.

"It is to show people how biblical scriptures are transposed in the Third World," a spokeswoman said.

I was sure you wouldn't want to have missed this one.

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Ron Moffat published on June 10, 2004 6:48 AM.

C'mon Over Y'all was the previous entry in this blog.

Why Not? is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.