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Olympic spirit inspires booklets for Lent

Date: 16 January 2013

A SERIES OF BOOKLETS FOR LENT inspired by the spirit of last summers Olympic volunteers is being launched in Parliament

Love Life Live Lent – Be the Change! is being launched at a special reception at the Houses of Parliament by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Faith and Society, who will give speeches encouraging people to harness the spirit of the 2012 Games and “be the change they want to see” in their communities this Lent.

The launch will be attended by a number of MPs and representatives from other Christian organisations. The Archbishop of York will be sending a copy of Love Life Live Lent to all 649 MPs so they can consider using the booklet in their own constituencies.

Love Life Live Lent - Be the Change!, written by theologian Dr Paula Gooder and her husband the Revd Peter Babington, leads people through simple daily activities to make small but revolutionary changes to the world around them during Lent 2013.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said: "In 2012 the nation really came together during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics. We saw people putting love and care for their neighbours into action, and there was a real mood of celebration. When we all pull together, and do our bit, anything is possible. The Love Life Live Lent books are a great source of encouragement for us to be the change we want to see in our communities.”

Published by Church House Publishing, Love Life Live Lent - Be the Change! will be used in parishes and schools around the country as a way of observing the season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday (13th February 2013) and runs until the day before Easter Sunday.

For more information on Love Life Live Lent please visit >http://www.livelent.net/

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