The division into ‘private’ and ‘public’ is artificial. On what basis is a politicians dogma to be accepted as relevant, but an Archbishop’s as mere opinion? And, even if this were to be seen as remotely valid, why is one opinion to be privileged above another?
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This simple approach means that everyone is listened to, properly. The next task is to look at what’s been said, and identify the main topics which are common to everyone. By this time you have got people working in a less head-to-head way, and a more side-by-side way.
Archbishop Justin is a busy boy. He recently spent 3 days in Egypt, followed by a short visit to Israel/Palestine (where he’s been many times before he became ABC). Some of the press complained that he hadn’t spent enough time with Palestinians, but as usual some of the press is relying on lazy journalism. The […]
Today’s the feast of Thomas, famous for doubting that Jesus really had risen from the dead. ‘Unless I see his wounds … unless I put my hand in his side he would not believe. He speaks for many people who find it hard to believe without solid physical proof. When Jesus returns a week later, […]