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Becoming Conscious of the ‘Other Other’ [3]

Other Other [1] |  Other Other [2] In the previous two posts I’ve been trying to tease out some of the issues being engaging ‘the other’ – especially the problem of there being ‘other others’ who we may not have considered when we act. One response to the exponentially expanding series of others is to

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#Outrospection | The Art of Living | Radical Social Change

One of the nice things I’m involved in is helping put together the Greenbelt talks programme, which means I’m always on the look out for good thinkers with good things to say. Last year I came across an organisation called The School of Life, which aims to help people engage in practical philosophy and playful

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Apple 1 | Yoga Weekend

The first Apple event went really well last night – thanks to everyone who came along and fertilized it with some great ideas. Looking good for the future. And thanks especially to Danny at Salt for giving us a great place to hold it. The next date is provisionally 15th October, so get it in

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Back from Greenbelt | Pirates and other Strangeness

Just got back from Greenbelt yesterday, and rather shocked to have to go into work today after 7 or so weeks summer holiday. It was a fantastic festival, with an excellent mix of talks from all angles and eclectic music too. Good hang out a bit with Rob Bell, Roman Krznaric as well as old

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The Limits of the Market | The Public Good

An excellent discussion starter here from Michael Sandel (The BBC’s 2009 Reith Lecturer) on the limits of the market. In it he discusses what should and should not be sold, raising some very interesting questions about surrogate pregnancy, prostitution and hard labour. His point is made best, I feel, in relation to war: would it

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New MA at Kings

Kings College have a new MA which they wondered if I’d be happy to flag up, which I am. It’s in ‘Politics, Theology and Faith-Based Organisations’, and you can read more about it in the doc attached below.

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Wise Traveller…

Just out is this set of three books of reflections, to which I contributed 8 or 9 pieces. Nice thoughts for the journey to pop in and out of. Here’s one I submitted for book titled ‘Loss‘ Fruit I want to change the fruits of my labours. When someone says ‘Apple’, I shouldn’t want sleek

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Jesus, The Guantanamo Years

“From an American security point of view, it’s not that reassuring to find a single male Palestinian with no hand luggage, traveling alone. I’m guessing Mossad has a file on me. It probably says I’m a bit of a troublemaker, and it almost definitely says I’m lying about who my real father is.” Abie Philbin

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