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Working Together

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has written one of a new series of Bible studies produced by Christian Aid to inspire, inform and challenge churches and their members.

The 'Working Together' series of Bible studies provides individuals and church groups with an opportunity to discuss the topics of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) from the perspective of faith.

As well as Dr Williams, there are studies by people who write from their faith experience, including Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, the Rev Dr Ed Newell, the Rev Dr Sabina Alkire, Fran Beckett, Bishop SebastiĆ£o Armando Gameleira Soares, The Very Rev Vivienne Faull, Bishop Alastair Redfern, the Rev Kathy Galloway, the Rev Graham Sparkes and Janet Morley.

In the year marking the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, the Archbishop of Canterbury has provided the first of the studies, reflecting on the Bible in the life of the Church today.

Author Janet Morley has written the final study in which she reminds us that the teaching of Jesus has a very practical application for our lives.

The other contributors each take one of the MDGs and provide us with a biblical framework in which to consider them.

This is accompanied by a contemporary reflection and series of discussion starters. Finally each study concludes with a prayer and suggestion for action.

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Working Together PDF

Ten Bible Studies inspired by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), commissioned by Christian Aid.

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Contributors and subjects 

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams (see above).

Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi of Burundi challenges us regarding the eradication of poverty. 

Rev Dr Ed Newell, Sub-Dean of Christchurch Oxford, and Revd Dr Sabina Alkire, Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, reflecting on the call for universal primary education. 

Fran Beckett, Leader of Restore Church, who helps us consider gender equality. 

Bishop SebastiĆ£o Armando Gameleira Soares, Bishop of Recife, Brazil, focusses on the need to reduce child mortality. 

The Very Rev Vivienne Faull, the Dean of Leicester Cathedral, with a study on maternal health.

Bishop Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby, helps us reflect upon the fight against HIV, malaria and other diseases. 

Rev Kathy Galloway, Head of Christian Aid Scotland, reminds us about environmental challenges. 

Rev Graham Sparkes, President of Luther King House, a federation of colleges, challenges us over the need to develop global partnerships for development.

Janet Morley is a well-known writer of prayers and poetry (see above).

If you would like a hard copy of Working Together please send an email to churches@christian-aid.org stating your name, address and the number of copies you require. 

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