Bishops Reflect for Lent

Adapted from Forward Movement

The House of Bishops’ theology committee invites the church to recover and renew economic imagination with Repairing the Breach: Discipleship and Mission in a Global Economy.

Produced in partnership with Forward Movement, Repairing the Breach provides daily meditations and videos during the season of Lent. The meditations move through a pattern of reading, watching, reflecting, and praying, and each week is devoted to a particular aspect of economic life.

“The project’s digital format is a welcome new direction for our work as the theological arm of the House of Bishops. We have sought to model a process of theological reflection that is open, interactive, and accessible to everyone,” said the Rt. Rev. Thomas Breidenthal, Bishop of Southern Ohio.

The reflections examine the causes of economic injustice and our role, both personally and corporately, in unsustainable patterns of consumption and self-interest. The project highlights specific practices in which the authors believe the Holy Spirit is moving in local congregations and communities to bring new life.

“This resource provides an opportunity to engage in an important topic during Lent — especially in a pivotal election year,” said Richelle Thompson, deputy director and managing editor of Forward Movement. “Most of us have been impacted by the economic crisis, whether we lost homes and jobs or know someone who did. This is a chance for us to reflect on concrete changes that we can make in our lives to avoid another meltdown.”

Visit Repairing the Breach’s website to learn more and watch for the first meditation on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10. Forward Movement offers a print-friendly PDF on this webpage.

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