Iona Community

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The Iona Community, founded in 1938 by the Rev George MacLeod, is an ecumenical Christian community of men and women from different walks of life and different traditions in the Christian church that is committed to seeking new ways of living the gospel of Jesus in today's world. She is based on the islands of Iona and Mull in the Hebrides and in Glasgow, Scotland. The Iona Community is a scattered community. Her members live mainly in Scotland, England and Wales, others live in Australia, Germany, Malaysia and the United States of America. There are at present 260 Full Members, 1600 Associates and 1600 Friends of the Community.

The Iona Community runs 3 residential centres on the Isle of Iona and on Mull. These are places of welcome and engagement giving a unique opportunity to live together in community with people of every background from all over the world. Weeks at the centres often follow a programme related to the concerns of the Iona Community, and people are invited to come and share the life.

Wild Goose Publications (http://www.ionabooks.com), part of the Iona Community established in the Celtic Christian tradition of St. Columba, produces books on social justice, political and peace issues, holistic spirituality, healing, and innovative approaches to worship, including music (books, tapes, CDs), short drama scripts and material for personal reflection and group discussion.

The Wild Goose Resource Group takes its name from one of the ancient Celtic symbols for the Holy Spirit and exists to enable and equip congregations and clergy in the shaping and creation of new forms of relevant and participative worship.

The group consists of two resource workers, John L. Bell and Graham Maule supported by a small admin team lead by Gail Ullrich.

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