Beatitudes for a global pandemic video

About this video
The text for Beatitudes for a Global Pandemic was written by Jayne Manfredi, based on Matthew chapter 5 – see the original on Jayne’s blog, here. The illustration (downloadable version here) is by Dave Walker. David Elcock brought together Tim Raggett (video editor), Andrew McCracken (voice), and Patrick Burbridge (music) to create the video. Huge thanks to all of them for their work on this.

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Information and credits

Last year, food banks in the Trussell Trust network provided more than 1.6 million emergency food parcels to people in crisis. The Trussell Trust are working to end the need for food banks in the UK.

The original text of Beatitudes for a Global Pandemic by Jayne Manfredi is here.

A downloadable version of the Beatitudes for a Global Pandemic cartoon you can print at home (below) is available here.

Andrew McCracken’s Soundcloud page

Tim Raggett’s website

[Additional tags to help searchers find this cartoon: beatitudes, sermon on the mount, prayers, coronavirus, covid19]