THE SONGS For The New Millennium project, which will be publishing a radical new worship resource, is gaining momentum. The project, supported by Greenbelt, Christian Aid, the United Reformed Church, Catholic Youth Services, The Methodist Church, the Church Of England, CAFOD, the Baptist Union and Church Of Scotland, is running a workshop in East Greenwich in October and is still searching for songs. Said Anne Richards, who until recently was the project's coordinator, "The challenge is to write songs/hymns in contemporary language about the realities of life and the issues that we face in the world today. We have plenty of good worship songs in the Church but not many inspire us to move out from worship and into action to change the world. Songs For The New Millennium will do just that. Who is writing the songs about justice, peace, HIV, bullying, poverty, debt, homelessness and grief? Where are songs about Jubilee? Who is writing worship songs which have no clichés in them?"
Those wanting more information about the project should phone 01482 444832. CR

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