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?
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 .