An Invitation to Hope: Mission through Prayer and Lament

Are you feeling weary as the fight to overcome the coronavirus pandemic stretches on with all its implications – personal, societal and global? The demands of not only adapting to restrictions but reaching out and ministering to suffering people, while many of us are struggling ourselves, takes its toll.

That's why Bible Society brought together leading Christian thinkers and practitioners to address the question: In a world like this, how do we faithfully present the biblical narrative and gospel hope?

Drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and traditions, contributors to our 'Invitation to Hope' webinar share their insights, research findings and useful mission resources alongside leading us in prayer, lament and reflection.

In this significant encounter, we seek to discern what God is doing and how we can partner with him in a new wave of mission across England, Wales and beyond.

Watch the recording and explore the resources

With contributions from ...

Archbishop Angaelos

Archbishop Angaelos is the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, and Papal Legate to the United Kingdom.

Revd Paul Harcourt

Paul is National Leader of New Wine England and also leads All Saints' Woodford Wells in North East London.

Revd Mark Harris

Revd Mark Harris is Chaplain to the Christians in Parliament APPG and Parliamentary Officer for Bible Society.

Revd Yohanna Katanacho

Yohanna is a Palestinian Israeli Evangelical and the current academic dean at Nazareth Evangelical College.

Revd Victoria Lawrence

Victoria is BME Church Engagement Manager at Bible Society.

Nigel Langford

Nigel is Head of Church Relations at Bible Society.

Revd Nims Obunge

Nims is Senior Pastor of Freedom’s Ark and CEO of The Peace Alliance.

Dr Hugh Osgood

Dr Hugh Osgood is the Free Churches Moderator and a President of Churches Together in England.

Timothy Radcliffe OP

Timothy Radcliffe is a Dominican friar and Catholic priest.

Siân Rees

Siân was appointed director of Evangelical Alliance Wales in January 2019.

Sir Gary Streeter MP

Sir Gary Streeter is the Member of Parliament for South West Devon and is the Chair of the APPG Christians in Parliament.

Baroness Stroud

Philippa Stroud is CEO of the Legatum Institute.

Rt Revd Rachel Treweek

Bishop Rachel is the 41st Bishop of Gloucester and a member of the House of Lords.

Prof Paul Williams

Paul is Chief Executive of Bible Society.

... and more! 

This event was recorded and is available to watch here.

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