#LiveLent 2022 church resources: Embracing Justice

This year, we are remembering the cry of the Prophet Isaiah: ‘Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice?’

This Lent we are called to reflect on the injustices of the world and ask what God is calling us to do about them. Over forty days, we step into God’s work in the here and now – and in doing so we move from brokenness towards wholeness.

Both #LiveLent booklets are now available individually or in money-saving packs of 10 or 50 from Church House Publishing.

Embracing Justice book and course

#LiveLentEmbracing Justice is the Church of England’s theme for Lent 2022. Both the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2022 Lent Book, Embracing Justice (SPCK), and the daily reflections booklet for adults (CHP) have been written by Isabelle Hamley.

It invites us to examine our own lives truthfully, to see the world more deeply and to pray – for the church and the world far and near – that ‘justice may roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream’ (Amos 5.24). Each week we follow a different thread through the many stories of justice in the Bible to explore how God works with humanity to bring justice, wholeness and salvation to all.

  • There is free online support for groups studying the book - including in-depth interviews with Dr Selina Stone, Bishop Michael Curry, Ruth Valerio and others exploring different aspects of justice.
  • The Big Church Read is also offering free downloadable discussion questions and short video introductions for each week from Isabelle Hamley.

Embracing Justice daily reflections - booklets and app

As in recent years, the weekly themes of the Archbishop’s Lent Book are also explored in daily reflection from the Church of England.

#LiveLent: Embracing Justice offers a daily Bible reading, a short reflection and a prayer, as well as a practical challenge linked to the week’s theme. An accompanying child’s version is also available to help children and their families explore how we can live well together.

The book and booklets will be accompanied by daily social media posts from Ash Wednesday (2 March) to Easter Day (17 April), together with a wide range of free digital resources for individuals, groups and churches.

An update to the award-winning #LiveLent app for iOS and Android – including daily audio – is available now

Download a printable poster with a QR code people can use to get the app. Poster also lists the other ways you can get the reflections - on the Daily Hope phone line and smart speaker. 

Help to promote your Lent events

Looking for ways to help spread the word about your Lent and Easter events and services? 📣 

Add them to AChurchNearYou.com and then head to the Resource Hub to customise your own Lent social media graphics and videos, download free stock photography and more. 

On the Resource Hub you can also access our Lent and Easter music collection, with more than 80 tracks specifically for church services.

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The Way UK

We’re excited to be working in partnership with The Way, who create innovative faith-based video content by and for young people. Do encourage young people in your church to follow 'The Way UK' now on Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. Their content to accompany Lent and Easter will include videos exploring work and money, prayer, and women in the story of Holy Week.

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