Drama Out of a Crisis: 20 Challenging, Fun and Inspirational Sketches About Poverty and Justice
By: Peter Shaw (author)Paperback
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Drama out of a Crisis comprises 20 short, easy-to-perform sketches providing a fresh perspective on some of the world's most pressing issues. The material is ideal for church services, one-off all-age specials and youth events. Designed to engage and explore the issues without being didactic or guilt-inducing, the sketches are organised under specific themes and accompanied by real-life background information, a biblical context, sermon prompts and suggestions for follow-up. Themes include: Prayer and poverty Ending violence against women Food security Natural disasters Malaria Climate change Living with HIV Trade justice Global sanitation crisis Fair trade Water crisis Governance and corruption Education and poverty Speaking out Children at risk Church mobilisation Maternal health Church and community mobilisation The Bible and poverty
Peter Shaw has an extensive background in drama both in and outside of church life. Currently Senior Publications Editor for Tearfund England, Peter edits and writes for Tearfund's flagship publication, Tear Times and Tearfund's Prayer Diary. Peter also writes drama sketches for Tearfund's church packs, as well as writing and producing Tearfund's annual Christmas church pack and appeal. He has a Masters Degree in Playwriting from Goldsmiths College, and has had a number of plays performed including a piece selected for the 2001 International Playwriting Festival at the Warehouse theatre in Croydon, and a romantic comedy, Love at First, which toured in Surrey and West London in 2002, and was revived for the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Peter is the author of Beyond the Cringe (Kevin Mayhew 2005) and All-age Sketches for the Christian Year (Barnabas 2006).
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