About

An international collective of troubadours, poets, rebels, provocateurs, sages, theologians, creatives and activists on the trail of the ancient Bible sayings known as ‘the beatitudes’.

Hidden in plain sight and so often ignored, even by those who call themselves followers, These words, spoken by Jesus, offer a nine-statement manifesto for a new world order. In them we hear the whispers of another world.

The project emerges in many forms. Across 3 continents, world class musicians have collaborated on a double album searching for the essence of these ‘nine beats’.

We’ve also produced a range of resources (by Mark Scandrette with Danielle Welch) and online conversations that invite individuals, groups, churches, and faith communities to experiment with the wisdom of the 9 beats way.

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Welcome to NINE BEATS
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There is a new way to be human

What could it mean to be a peacemaker in a world that’s specialising in chaos? There is a new way to be human - the beatitudes invite us into that possibility and all are welcome. *This film contains flashing images.

BEAT 9: The way of radical love - 'Blessed are you when people insult you...'

If you follow love far enough, you will be misunderstood, you will be made fun of, you will be falsely accused and mistreated.

BEAT 8: The way of surrender - 'Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness'

In many instances, it feels good to do good. We are often rewarded for our acts of kindness.

BEAT 7: The way of peacemaking - 'Blessed are the peacemakers'

Our desire for safety and security causes us to gravitate towards those who are most like us.