Recording artist, actress and producer MŌRIAH premieres her “You Mean The World” video at https://youtu.be/dOKA5Z34e7s. The video follows the close of 2023’s Season of Creation and is part of the multi-artist album, A New Heaven and A New Earth, which features songs from well-known Christian musicians inspiring care for Creation.
The “You Mean The World” video was filmed both in Rome and in Nashville. It opens with powerful words from Cardinal Peter K. Turkson, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Prefect emeritus of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development: “In the brokenness of religion in our world, everybody is looking to justify the existence of his own broken piece.”
Clergy from The Episcopal Church, the Right Reverend Pierre Whalon, former Bishop, Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, and the Reverend Jacob A. Smith, Rector of Calvary St. George’s in New York City, have been integrally involved in the A New Heaven and A New Earth project since the beginning. The project’s first major convening was held in the chapel at St. George’s Church in 2021.
MŌRIAH also performed “You Mean The world” at the Vatican in October 2022 during an event that included performances of songs from A New Heaven And A New Earth by Jason Roy (Building 429), Waterdeep (Don and Lori Chaffer) and Micah Tyler.
Reflecting on when she was first asked to participate in the A New Heaven And A New Earth project, MŌRIAH reveals, “At the time, I was having honest conversations with some of my closest creative collaborators about the hole in our community of songwriters in regard to Creation care. One of the few things that unites every person on this planet is that our feet are all planted on the same spinning miracle. By nurturing nature, we’re caring for each other.
“When something or someone is vulnerable and unprotected, the first responsibility is to care,” she continues. “I couldn’t have written these lyrics if my heart didn’t ache over the ways I’ve not taken that responsibility seriously in the past. The phrase ‘you mean the world to me’ is typically something I’d say to my family or a child. This is the same delicate care I want to attribute to the earth and its Creator.”
All the latest MŌRIAH music, news and more can be found at http://www.moriahsmallbone.com/.
For more information on A New Heaven and A New Earth, go to http://www.anewheavenandanewearth.org.