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Rage & Hope: 75 Prayers for a Better World

Rage and Hope is a collection of defiant prayers for justice to celebrate 75 years of Christian Aid.

Published on 11 February 2021

Commemorating 75 years of Christian Aid, the new publication is a prayer book like no other.

From climate injustice and Black Lives Matter to violence against women. From discrimination against Dalits in India and the coronavirus pandemic to inequality in Myanmar, Rage & Hope is a call to collective lament and prayer.

Full of defiance and determination, it is an invitation to join Christian Aid and followers of Jesus around the world in a united chorus of Rage and Hope.

Bringing together voices from different contexts and cultures around the world, this is a collection of prayers of lament for the injustices of the world, and prayers of hope for the world we want to see. With a foreword from Walter Brueggemann, one of the world’s leading theologians, it also features contributions from writer Rhidian Brook, Professor Robert Beckford, John Bell, Bishop Rachel Treweek and Bishop Paul Butler.

Published by SPCK, Rage and Hope also includes a prayer from Dr Rowan Williams, chair of Christian Aid and the former Archbishop of Canterbury.

The world is broken, full of injustice and inequality, but despite everything, we hope.

Join us in a united chorus of Rage and Hope.

Order your copy of Rage and Hope

Order your copy of reflections and prayers from Christian leaders, activists, writers and theologians from all over the world.

Official Rage and Hope launch event

You can watch and listen to the book launch event which opened with a reflection on poverty and justice by Dr Rowan Williams.

The event continued with a discussion between the three past leaders of Christian Aid and current CEO, Amanda Khozi Mukwashi.

About the speakers

Dr Rowan Williams calling for climate justice outside Parliament.

Diarmuid Mitchell/ Christian Aid

Dr Rowan Williams

Dr Rowan Williams became chair of the Christian Aid board after stepping down as Archbishop of Canterbury the year before. Dr Williams, was Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, from 2013 to 2019.

Dr Williams is a noted poet and translator of poetry, and, apart from Welsh, speaks or reads nine other languages. 

Amanda Khozi Mukwashi

Amanda is CEO of Christian Aid. She has devoted more than 25 years to working on poverty alleviation, tackling injustice and inequalities. Amanda has also held positions in the United Nations, VSO International, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and the UNFPA Zambia Country support programme on Gender, Population and Development.

She has also previously served as a trustee for Bond and as President of Akina Mama wa Afrika. She is author of But Where Are You Really From? 

Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, CEO of Christian Aid, speaks at the 'Rediscovering Justice' symposium at St Margaret's Church.

Luke Macgregor/Christian Aid

Loretta Minghella

Loretta Minghella

Loretta Minghella

Loretta Minghella was Chief Executive of Christian Aid from 2010 to 2017. She is now the Church of England’s First Church Estates Commissioner and a trustee of the Archbishops’ Council.

In October 2021, she will become the Master of Clare College, Cambridge.

Dr Daleep Mukarji

Dr Daleep Mukarji trained and worked in health and development in India before moving to Geneva to work with the World Council of Churches in mission and social justice. He came to Britain as Director of Christian Aid in 1998 and led the organisation for 12 years.

He is retired and is involved with the Methodist Church. 

Dr Daleep Mukarji

Christian Aid

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor was born and brought up in Northampton. He led Christian Aid from 1985-1997. Michael graduated from Manchester University and Union Theological Seminary New York, then became a local Baptist minister, theological college principal, university lecturer in theology and ethics in Manchester, chair of MAG and other charities, and Professor of Social Theology in Birmingham. He is still active in issues of climate change, refugees, mental health and restorative justice, as well as collecting for Christian Aid.

He is married with three children, a foster son and four grandchildren.

Order your copy of Rage and Hope

Order your copy of reflections and prayers from Christian leaders, activists, writers and theologians from all over the world.