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“The ocean is like God and raindrops are the religion. When they fall into the ocean they become one.”
Zoya Ahmed and Nurun Uddin

The Passion Trust
Birmingham Passion:
Bringing the Bible to Life

The Passion Trust is a registered charity that supports performances of Passion Plays and biblical drama in the United Kingdom. Passion Plays, often free performances in city centres, are an important part of Easter celebrations for many communities. Together these performances attract crowds of people in the thousands and they are regularly featured in national and regional newspapers.

The Passion Trust are working towards a Passion Play promenade performance, processing through Birmingham and ending up at The Cathedral grounds the week before Easter 2019. We hope to have music composed and a community choir and cast from churches together in Birmingham.

Passion Plays give people who don’t know the story of Easter the chance to find out who Jesus was and what he did. The Gospel account is brought to life on the streets for all to see. They are fitting performances during Easter to focus attention on the real reason behind the eggs and chocolate: Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, which is the centre of the Christian faith and hope.

Passion Plays help address the lack of biblical literacy in the UK. According to a study undertaken by YouGov on behalf of the Bible Society in 2014, 43% of children who took part indicated that they have never seen, read or heard the story of the Crucifixion. Over 60% of children indicated they had not read, seen or heard the Feeding of the 5,000 (61%) or the Good Samaritan (61%).

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