5 Reasons To Run Difference
We live in a world full of division, from the level of global conflict right down to our own relationships. We live with the everyday realities of hope and pain, celebration and lament, peace and conflict. Difference is a course designed to help you navigate these realities, inspiring your…
Faith in a Conflicted World
We live in a complicated and messy world where there is fracture, division and conflict. We see it when we look around us – and when we look within us. Many of us long to make a difference, but often we don’t know how to respond or where to start.
Is it dead or alive?
Bob Kikuyu challenges us to recognise what is at stake in our relationship with creation - and shares the practices that can help us rise to the challenge of responding to the climate crisis. (Guest blog for the International Day of Peace 2023)
Interview – Martha Jarvis
Martha Jarvis, the Permanent Representative of the Anglican Communion to the the UN, shares how the world of global peacemaking connects with our everyday lives, and how Archbishop Justin makes a difference at the UN. (International Day of Peace 2023)
Is peace possible on a boiling planet?
Rev Dr Rachel Mash shows how the climate crisis is driving global conflict and how healing our relationship with creation has become an urgent call on every peacemaker. (Guest blog for the International Day of Peace 2023)
Reimagining – just wishful thinking?
Victoria Mason suggests that the practice of reimagining is the opposite of empty optimism - instead, it's about connecting with God's bigger reality.
Shouldn’t I avoid conflict?
Victoria Mason explores how the practice of being present can enable us to create these spaces where we are more open to what God is doing – both in times of stillness and in the turbulence of conflict.
Young people have the power to be agents of peace
In his annual keynote lecture on reconciliation, the Archbishop of Canterbury stresses the importance of empowering young people to become leaders who can build peace in their communities.
Curiosity – a good or bad habit?
Victoria Mason suggests that, when practised well, curiosity is an essential spiritual practice in our relationship with God and others.
Living as Easter people
Drawing on the reflections of Rev. René August, Victoria Mason explores how we can live as people of hope in the light of Easter - even when we don't have all the answers.
Wilderness: risking hope in the wild places
Throughout this Lent we’ve explored the Difference course’s sessions in a five-part series themed, ‘Wilderness’. We looked at God’s call, Crossing Divides, Navigating Disagreement, Practising…
Wilderness: Enemies and empathy
In this guest blog, Dr Jer Swigart shares his story of crossing divides in the most unexpected circumstances. This experience brought him face to face with questions about friends, enemies and how far his empathy could stretch.
Wilderness: Navigating disagreement
by Rev Dr Michael Jensen In this guest blog, Rev Dr Michael Jensen reflects on how our culture can make it hard to disagree constructively…