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Branding Identity for the Twenty-First Century: Church as Neighbourhood Centre for Forgiveness and Reconciliation and for Restorative Justice

Petersen, Rodney L.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2007) In Emmanuel Clapsis, ed., Violence and Christian Spirituality An Ecumenical Conversation. Geneva, Switzerland: World Council of Churches. Pp. 70-85.

“As we have examined the “branding” of Christianity for the twenty-first century, what we have not done is to analyse the “competition”, i.e. competing religious or ideological visions. We know too well that as we examine the effect of multi-religious teaching situations on the articulation of, and orientation towards, moral and religious identities, a sociocultural view on learning must be applied to inter-religious learning by engaging in the dialogue between religions in a learning situation. Various perspectives have been drawn in that even argue that a Christian identity is inseparable from finding room for the identity of others.” (Abstract)


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