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What Is Dialogue?

There are 6 recorded conversations with Anthony Kelly, former Senior Lecturer in Community Work at the University of Queensland, being interviewed by Peter Westoby, CoDirector of Community Praxis Co-op. .  http://www.communitypraxis.org/online-dialogue-resources.html Introduction: What is Dialogue? (6 minutes)Dialogue Skill #1: Text, Commentary, Subtext (11 minutes)Dialogue Skill #2: Nurturing the Thread of Trust (10 minutes)Dialogue Skill #3: […]

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Discovering humanity and the common good in a post-pandemic world

Xavier SymonsPosted Mon 12 Jul 2021, 2:03pmUpdated Mon 12 Jul 2021, 2:03pm There have been many examples of heroism during the COVID-19 pandemic. We need look no further than the scores of health professionals around the world who put their lives at risk to care for COVID-19 infected patients. Many of these workers contracted the virus, and […]

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My Talks On Community Work

Four Of My Compassionate Community Work Lectures Video 1 – Characteristics of Christlike Community Work Video 2 – The Trinity as a Model for Human Community Video 3 – The Trinity As A Method For Community Development Video 4 – The Trinity As A Matrix For Organisational Transformation https://www.surrender.org.au/listen/compassionate-community-work Recommendation by Rev. Dr. Charles Ringma […]

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Critical Race Theory Is A Gift To Christians

CHRISTIAN CENTURY – The Bible takes the communal nature of sin and redemption for granted, so much so that it can be hard for us to see how individualistic our biblical interpretation tends to be. The good news about collective and institutional sin is that, like individual sin, it can be redeemed. By acknowledging systemic sin and […]

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Are All White People Racist?

Are All White People Racist? Why Critical Race Theory Has Us RattledSMH – Tim Soutphommasane, professor of sociology and political theory at the University of Sydney and Australia’s former Race Discrimination Commissioner, says CRT is not the only model for dissecting racism, and nor is it “beyond reproach”. But for many people concerned with combating racism, […]

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Fight like a Christian

Keith Giles & Jason G. Porterfield Would early Christians recognize the behavior of today’s Christians? In this episode, Craig is joined by authors Keith Giles and Jason G. Porterfield for a conversation on how the early church understood our affiliations to the state, the poor, and violence. What events and leaders have contributed to the modern […]

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100 Christian Quotes on Not Killing

By my friend Jasion Porterfield See e-book at https://bit.ly/3lWIsnZ

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Fragile Democracy, Technocratic Takeover, and Popular Renewal.

The Lumen Christi Institute presentsour new e-newsletterIn LumineThe Lumen Christi Institute Hosts Charles Taylor in an event on Fragile Democracy, Technocratic Takeover, and Popular Renewal.We are experiencing a crisis of democracy more powerful than anything seen in a generation: inequality continues at a galloping pace; policing is increasingly racialized and militarized; political decision-making appears remote […]

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COVID-19 & a crisis of civility

Responding to the social and political challenges of the pandemic Matteo Bonotti and Steven Zech Posted Wed 17 Mar 2021 https://ab.co/3f2sDLh

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The Assault On Humanity

Catholic Social Teaching looks at the policy of lockdowns The impact of the Covid era on the Common Good is complex, and as the scale of the fallout becomes clear, there will be more scrutiny on the decisions that have been taken by government. Public opinion about lockdown policies has become polarised and this is inhibiting serious deliberation. We are pleased […]

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The Revolution Will Not Be Videoed

What Paul and Silas might have said about George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and and and … DENNIS R. EDWARDS For many of us, anger, sadness, frustration, and fatigue are not episodic responses but chronic conditions. In recent days we’ve all seen, heard, and read of the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery, the shooting […]

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How best to help people abandon false beliefs?

An important article for all of us advocates of change. “Convincing someone to change their mind is really the process of convincing them to change their tribe. If they abandon their beliefs, they run the risk of losing social ties. You can’t expect someone to change their mind if you take away their community too. […]

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