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The Birth of Hope

Advent 2022 resource

Whenever a baby is born, hope is renewed – hope for this new life, hope for the mother who birthed this new life, hope for the future and for the world.

As we enter the season when we live and wait, in hope, for the birth of one woman’s child, we are invited by biblical scholar, Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat, to journey with her from the birthing of creational hope to the time of climate grief experienced by the women of the flood, to the embodied hope of women climate refugees, and finally to creational hope as it is lived out by women. Along the way, Dr. Keesmaat helps us to make the connections between the women of the biblical texts, and our own hopes and griefs in this time of climate crisis.

Subscribe below to receive daily scripture readings, reflections, prayers and PWRDF stories in your inbox, starting Sunday, November 27 or download the entire PDF. New this year, Dr. Keesmaat has included questions ideal for a weekly Bible Study.

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