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Useful website: http://www.damaris.org/
Those wanting to exlpore issues of contemporary culture and faith might find the Damaris Trust website above helpful.
The Take That song KIDZ begins with these lines
Kings and Queens and Presidents , Ministers of Governments
Welcome to the future of your world
Through talking heads that took liberties
The monkeys learnt to build machines
They think they'll get to heaven through the universe
They say nothing
And make counter accusations
My friends, my dear, my love, my God
It is a song of protest about what happens if young people turn away from the actions and attitudes that promote war and violence and instead go for peace.
The official video can be seen at
The Brits version which in some ways is more dramatic can be seen at
The lyrics can be found at
Songwriters: Barlow, Gary; Donald, Howard; Orange, Jason; Owen, Mark Anthony; Williams, Robbie
So why is it here on this RBCC website? Becasue jesus said "those that make peace are happy because they are blessed by God" (Matthew 5:8-10)
God calls us to an alternative way of doing things: Peace not violence, love not hate. Jesus also said - unless you think like a child you will not enter the Kingdom of God (Luke18:17). Do we think we are too grown up for this? Are you?
Jimi Hendrix said "When the power of love replaces the love of power, the world will know peace". That's not just global conflicts and wars in far away places - it works for our family, our street, our workplace too. Will you allow that to happen?