Posts Tagged: Peace

‘The Referee’s a W*nker!’ | Sport and Divine Violence

April is the cruelest month… Easter always coincides with the culmination of the football season in Europe, and a number of things have been leading me to think about the nature of sports and games and their connection to aggression and violence. Enlightened religion is very big on peace and harmony, but I’ve begun to question

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Martin Luther King | Love for the Other is Dangerous and Political

Although mathematically it turns out that this should be your worst day of the year, given that it’s Martin Luther King day in the US, I hope there’s some level of goodness in it that defeats the equations. I was reminded by Jay Bakker today that MLK once said, “I have decided to stick with

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Developing Peace: TAZ, Empathy and Radical Listening

Was great to meet up with Kevin Corcoran again last night, who’s got another group of students from Calvin College in the US over in London and Belfast to explore issues of peace and reconciliation. I made some notes for a talk I gave to them which I thought I’d upload here. Please – these

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Sharing The Peace (Then Being Right Haddocks)

Interesting piece by Damian Thompson in the Daily Telegraph (HT Dave Walker) about the perils of ‘sharing the peace.’ I particularly like ‘Spock Papist’s comment: I guess the idea is that you shake hands and show affection to your neighbour for 1 minute in the week. Then you can go back to being a right

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