Over the past several years, I have been a frequent collaborator with the Inshallah Singers and co-leader of Inshallah Kids & Families, community-music projects focusing on songs of peace and justice.
The Inshallah singers are a group of more than 130 voices, singing songs of praise, prayer, joy and lament, from around the world. Inshallah provides a fun and welcoming space where multi-faith and multicultural diversity are explored through music at rehearsals, public gatherings and workshops.
Inshallah Kids & Families is a multi-faith, multicultural, family choir imagined from the Inshallah adult choir, and initiated to provide an opportunity for interested families to sing and learn together. Inshallah Kids & Families was formed in the fall of 2016 and continues to meet weekly (September – April), under the direction and collaboration of Ruth-Anne Hamel, Ruth Hunsberger and I. Participants may range in age from 3 to 103.
Martin Luther University College (formerly Waterloo Lutheran Seminary) funds both Inshallah and Inshallah Kids & Families, which fall under the mentorship of Debbie Lou Ludolph, the director of the school’s Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song, with the help of a volunteer advisory committee.
Songs and Prayers to Share is a booklet that collects some of the songs that have been generated through the Inshallah experience and the Kanata Centre.
To request a PDF copy of this music resource, contact Debbie Lou Ludolph at firstname.lastname@example.org.