Vaux | Writing in the Dust | September 2002

On the anniversary of 9/11, and as Bush and Blair talk of war on Iraq, a service against war and judgement. Above: While a woman draws in the dust like Jesus we hear the story of the woman taken in adultery cut with quotes from Bush and Blair on the 'War against terror'. Next, we watch sequences of dust and darkness from the Naudets' film '9/11', overlaid with captions detailing US military actions since WW2 - 'let him who is without sin cast the first stone'.

Left: the names of countries are projected up onto the writing surface of the desk.
Above: people write in the dust.

Writing materials, sample letters, and lists of MPs' addresses are provided; the congregation spend time in the service writing letters to their representatives protesting against the move towards war.
Right: The sample letters.

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