Use these resources from the churches to commemorate the centenary of World War I. Free ebooks from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland include 2 new titles: We Will Remember by Keith Clements looks at how the churches in Britain responded to the First World War. Out of the Depths from Andrew Barr, with the Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain, explores how the churches respond to occasions of public grief.
To correspond with the commemoration we have also produced an ebook version of Beyond Our Tears. This is a collection of prayers, readings, poems and hymns which draw on the experience of those who can reflect on war and reconciliation and other tragic events.
All three books can be downloaded for free here in .mobi (Kindle) and .epub (Apple iBooks) format. The .mobi files can be read on Kindle devices or using free Kindle software on Apple and Android tablets and phones, plus PCs and Apple Macs. The .epub files can be read on Apple iPhones, iPads and Macs using iBooks, and some other ebook readers, for example from Sony.
The Bible and World War 1 web page explains how the Bible was central to British culture at the time of World War I. The Bible Society has also produced Hear My Cry an illustrated collection of psalms, poems and personal stories to aid reflection about the War.
The Bible and World War 1
Hear My Cry
Churches Together in England
Remembering World War 1 is a personal paper from Jim Currin at Churches Together in England written to aid discussion, prayer and planning for local groups of churches
HOPE and its partners prepared resources to help churches to mark the centenary of World War I as part of its year of mission to local communities during 2014.
Silence – remembering World War 1 is a full-colour 16-page A5 booklet for churches and communities marking the centenary of World War 1
Quakers in Britain
Quakers in Britain have produced a free resource pack Witnessing for Peace on the centenary of WWI, telling the stories of the early stages of the war from a Quaker perspective. This is the beginning of a four-year project for Quakers in Britain with plans to tell the untold stories of those who refused to fight in WWI.