THE POVs E R-11UNGRY Schnits hate the peace loving Yoggles, while the selfish McBoggarts have a particular aversion to the greenskinned Flumps. The Blerbs, meanwhile, believe in the equality of all peoples in the sight of God and the Rantees believe that the sea is sacred.
Such is the tangled web of political and social life on Creed Island. How are the Conflicts to be resolved and who will achieve their aims?
The whole seamy saga is part 'of a new education pack produced by the British Council
of Churches fcr use by church youth groups in their consideration of social and political issues. The pack includes resource materials on six important political issues: basic needs, community politics, human rights, racism, sexism and South Africa.
The pack includes suggestions for games, role plays, discussion groups, bible study and action within the parish and local community.
The notes stress the need for Christians to get involved in politics even though that is a "dirty" word. They say: "The Old Testament is full of politics dirty and otherwise! But through it all comes a picture of God as caring for his people, demanding justice, liberating the oppressed. In the New Testament we see in Jesus a God who identifies himself totally in our human life.
"His Kingdom is not a new political state nor is it a taking off into a "spiritual" realm. Jesus called men and women to a new and revolutionary way of life which challenged the power structures of his time."
*Today — a political education pack Jar church .youth groups is available front the British Council of Churches Youth Unit, 2 Eaton Gate. London S WI •