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Relational Thinking: a vision for engagement in public life

03 Feb

At a recent Urban Conversation, Michael Schluter presented the idea that we should be involved in a new paradigm of thinking and acting that puts relationships at the centre of all we are and do.  He suggested that this is radically Christian in that this is what Christ did and those who profess to follow Him can do nothing other than seek to imitate this lifestyle.

Well, that got some dialogue going….

My question asks what would that look like in each of the Drivers that ST2 talks about.  How would Relatonal Thinking be applied to Media, Arts, Business, Sports, Community Services, Health,Justice, Law, Education, and Politics?  What are the specific challenges and what are the rewards that could be reaped?  For example, I do a fair bit of work in the Justice area.  Schluter mentioned that Relational Thinking would make a big difference in the Prison system.  Yep, it sure would!  But what would that look like?  I wanted to ask him on the night but didn’t get the chance.  What do you think?

I’d love to hear from you if you’re involved in one of the Drivers (and who isn’t in some way or other?) about the application of Relational Thinking in your area of expertise.

Come on, let’s keep the conversation going….

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One response to “Relational Thinking: a vision for engagement in public life

  1. Heather Carey

    June 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Have a look at a group of people who have suffered personal lose of loved ones through violence and work with the perpetrators to stop the violence. They realize that the c riminals are going to be released one day and will again cause trouble . It’s called. Beyond anger. I think. It’s in NSW.

    HEather Carey.

    I would like to contact David Wilson and also Lynette
    0431 544499.

     

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