Monday, 16 August 2010

Thinking about praying for peace amongst the shards of war

We spent large parts of today wandering around the Imperial War Museum North designed by Daniel Libeskind. It was a glorious sunny day in Mediterranean Manchester with the extraordinary architecture of the regenerated dock area reflected in the water of ship canal.
I shall post more photos of the building and the exhibitions but for now just this, which is in the entrance area and explains Libeskind's shards idea - a shattered world from which to contemplate the varied and terrible experience of war.
Wandering around the exhibition today I was thinking about a liturgy I'm supposed to be writing for the International Day of Prayer for Peace ... when 100s, 1,000s millions are killed how can we rebuild, where does the future lie?