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 ...
Redding Shahada saga: first reactions; comments? Questions?
<ul><li>Redding Shahada saga: </li></ul><ul><li>What mission issues are here? </li></ul><ul><li>What episodes in history could be relevant to help us respond to this? </li></ul><ul><li>Can one be Muslim & Christian? If so, how? (Applicable here?) </li></ul><ul><li>Could this have mission potential? What kind? </li></ul><ul><li>Bishop asks your recomendations: what would they be? </li></ul><ul><li>Any good or interesting points Redding makes? </li></ul>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?
<ul><li>NB. Redding saga was not intended as a mission thing (C5 or otherwise). </li></ul><ul><li>Bishop inhibited her (not to teach in church context) for a year to consider her position. </li></ul><ul><li>Issues about boundaries and religions as socio-political entities. </li></ul><ul><li>Issues about syncretism and pluralism. </li></ul><ul><li>Bishop “ finds the interfaith possibilities exciting ” -dialogue? </li></ul>
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...
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.
<ul><ul><li>Three Goals of Interreligious Dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To know oneself ever more profoundly and enrich and round out one's appreciation of one's own faith tradition </li></ul><ul><li>To know the other ever more authentically and gain a friendly understanding of others as they are and not in caricature </li></ul><ul><li>To live ever more fully accordingly and to establish a more solid foundation for community of life and action among persons of various traditions </li></ul><ul><li>( Leonard Swidler, Toward a Universal Theology of Religion, p. 26 ) </li></ul>
Luke 10:1-12 Issue of power and mission not directly addressed in course... But notice power dynamic notice holistic dimension notice eschatological framing
<ul><li>And finally ... </li></ul><ul><li>Review and revise those early, personal, definitions of mission in the light of subsequent learning and thinking . </li></ul>
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