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Festivals (issue 1/11)

"Festivals remind successive generations of where they came from and the great stories that define them. They also convey the values we celebrate in our culture." David Kerrigan, BMS General Director


This issue of Mission Catalyst focuses on festivals


Main feature articles are:

  • A theology of festivals


  • A look at how African Caribbean Christians celebrate New Year


  • An article about Christians understanding more about Muslim festivals in Burnley


  • An exploration into religious and cultural festivals - and Christian involvement in them - in six countries around the world


Add to this essential facts and statistics, a Bible reflection and book reviews, and this issue of Catalyst gives you the basis of what you need to lead a service, study or small group on theme of festivals.


From this page you can access extra material to use with this issue of Catalyst.

Read the theology article in our blogs section - and do add your comments in the box at the end.


Download a PDF and PowerPoint below.


View and download a collection of images related to this theme – ideal for use in a PowerPoint at your church.


See FACE, our all-age resource on the same theme.

Photo credit: Sue Pizarro



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