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Sacred Sundays: Zero Church

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

For this week's Sacred Sunday feature, host David Garland presents "Zero Church," and some excerpts from another non-denominational musical prayer project, Jonathan Elias' 1999 "Prayer Cycle."

"Zero Church" is an album of 17 non-denominational prayers set to music by Suzzy and Maggie Roche. The Roches write that their 2001 album is "a result of work we began at Anna Deavere Smith's Institute on the Arts & Civic Dialogue. The Institute focuses on artistic collaboration & discovery while exploring issues of race, identity, diversity, and community. We collected prayers from people of many walks of life and set them to music. Many of the prayers were written by the folks who gave them to us, and some are more traditional."


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