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A Time for Prayer: A piece written for the Brahmo Samaj, India following the 2005 7/7 London bombings and offered again, today, after the suicide attack in Manchester

Naturally, the dreadful suicide bombing in Manchester this week brought back memories of the last suicide attacks here in the UK in London on 7th July 2005. At the time I wrote a piece for a sister liberal religious organization to our own, the Brahmo Samaj. It was called A Time for Prayer and I reproduce it for you below although, should you wish, you can read it on their own site at this link.

I started this blog in 2007 so the piece has never been reproduced here. Regular readers of this blog will quickly see that it uses a way of talking about God that I would not, perhaps, generally employ today.However,  for all that, I still find myself agreeing with it's overall spirit and, in the light of my posting a few days ago of something said by Paul Wienpahl (1916-1980), I thought that I could risk offering it up to you in exactly the form I wrote it twelve years ago. It's basic themes and hopes remain as relevant today as they did then.

A Time for Prayer
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