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Garth Hewitt travels to the Holy Land to uncover the story of the 'living stones', the forgotten faithful. As the Holy Land is home to three faiths, he tells of peacemakers from Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities and of those who are not necessarily religious. We find that the 'little town of Bethlehem' has shrunk in the last few years without people even noticing; that there has been ethnic cleansing of the indigenous community and a struggle for human rights; that an amazingly resilient community can take no more and that its raw wound is an indication of the lack of balance and wisdom in the way the West has responded to the cry for justice. The volume ends with a look at why fundamentalists claim the Holy Land and suggests that there might be another way forward.
|Publication date:||1st August 2008|
|Categories:||Spirituality & religious experience,|
THE REVD CANON GARTH HEWITT is Director of the Amos Trust, Guild Vicar of All Hallows on the Wall in the City of London and a Canon of St George's Cathedral, Jerusalem. As a singer and songwriter, he has recorded over thirty albums, most recently Stealing Jesus Back on the ICC label. He is the author of a number of books including The Road Home, a collection of songs and prayers inspired by and illustrated with paintings by Daniel Bonnell (SPCK, 2003) and Making Holy Dreams Come True, a full colour prayer book illustrated with photographs by Wilf Whitty (SPCK, 2006).More About Garth Hewitt