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  • Module number: CTW104 title: Mission -history and theology session 5a S
  • Learning objectives . - explore interfaith dialogue . -Look at power dynamics in mission.
  • I wonder if I might have your attention?
  • Opening prayer
  • connecting learning ... what's coming .thinking about that buzzword 'dialogue' and issues of power in mission. WIIFM .Out there 'dialogue' is 'in'. How do we respond? syllabus .Dialogue is a key issue in mission ... prior learning .You almost certainly have experience, identifying it and assessing it may be the issue ...
  • Take five to read the Redding Shahada Sage ...
  • Redding Shahada saga: first reactions; comments? Questions?
    • Redding Shahada saga:
    • What mission issues are here?
    • What episodes in history could be relevant to help us respond to this?
    • Can one be Muslim & Christian? If so, how? (Applicable here?)
    • Could this have mission potential? What kind?
    • Bishop asks your recomendations: what would they be?
    • Any good or interesting points Redding makes?
    10 -15 mins in buzz groups, then feed back. sion issues are here? What episodes in history could be relevant to help us respond to this? Can one be Muslim & Christian? If so, how?
    • NB. Redding saga was not intended as a mission thing (C5 or otherwise).
    • Bishop inhibited her (not to teach in church context) for a year to consider her position.
    • Issues about boundaries and religions as socio-political entities.
    • Issues about syncretism and pluralism.
    • Bishop “ finds the interfaith possibilities exciting ” -dialogue?
  • You're in a room with a small group of committed Muslims or Buddhists to talk about your respective faiths. What do you fear could occur? (Come up with 2 or 3 poss negative outcomes) What would be the ideal outcome(s) for you? What could you do to make the ideal more likely? 5 mins buzz...
  • Blow away the cobwebs a few minutes ....
  • Redding saga reminds us that faith is not necessarily simple and that people of faith can be quite complicated. Beware too many assumptions or prejudgements.
  • “ Do to others what you'd have them do to you” “ Love your neighbour as yourself” Taking on board how we would like to be treated in an interfaith situation, what 'ground-rules' could we draw up to guide our attitudes and actions? 3 mins for 3 rules ...
  • Dialogue decalogue Handout ... Look over, note down any questions or comments.
      • Three Goals of Interreligious Dialogue
    • To know oneself ever more profoundly and enrich and round out one's appreciation of one's own faith tradition
    • To know the other ever more authentically and gain a friendly understanding of others as they are and not in caricature
    • To live ever more fully accordingly and to establish a more solid foundation for community of life and action among persons of various traditions
    • ( Leonard Swidler, Toward a Universal Theology of Religion, p. 26 )
  • Luke 10:1-12 Issue of power and mission not directly addressed in course... But notice power dynamic notice holistic dimension notice eschatological framing
    • And finally ...
    • Review and revise those early, personal, definitions of mission in the light of subsequent learning and thinking .