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Reading conflict through the lens of the gospels

Spirituality of Conflict

Reading conflict through the lens of the gospels

This Week's Reading

Ordinary 16

Luke 10:38–42
By Amy Chatelaine

Practices of presence are vital to the work of peace and reconciliation. It requires just as much (if not more) attention to the places of tension and division in our inner life as to the fractures of our world. This passage invites us to choose to be held in the steadfast presence of our perennial Guest and Host, who assures us that the decision to settle down and center down is always available to us, and might just be what we ultimately need to bear fruit in this work.

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Conflicts: some need to be solved, some are part of the human condition.

Pádraig Ó Tuama (leader of the Corrymeela Community) speaking about conflicts and the gospels, and how some conflicts are to be resolved, whereas other conflicts inspire the human experience.

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Looking for Pastoral Support ?

We are delighted to offer resources for people of faith to explore spirituality and conflict in their own lives. If you are in need of personal support, we recommend:

Speaking with trusted friends.

Speaking with trusted faith leaders.

Contacting your denominational Mediation services for any congregational conflicts.

The Samaritans.

Contacting your local GP.

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Calendar (Year A available)

  • Year A
  • Year B
  • Year C

Looking for Pastoral Support ?

We are delighted to offer resources for people of faith to explore spirituality and conflict in their own lives. If you are in need of personal support, we recommend:

Speaking with trusted friends.

Speaking with trusted faith leaders.

Contacting your denominational Mediation services for any congregational conflicts.

The Samaritans.

Contacting your local GP.

This Week's Reading

Ordinary 16

Luke 10:38–42
By Amy Chatelaine

Practices of presence are vital to the work of peace and reconciliation. It requires just as much (if not more) attention to the places of tension and division in our inner life as to the fractures of our world. This passage invites us to choose to be held in the steadfast presence of our perennial Guest and Host, who assures us that the decision to settle down and center down is always available to us, and might just be what we ultimately need to bear fruit in this work.

Read More

Featured Article

by Pádraig Ó Tuama

Conflicts: some need to be solved, some are part of the human condition.

Pádraig Ó Tuama (leader of the Corrymeela Community) speaking about conflicts and the gospels, and how some conflicts are to be resolved, whereas other conflicts inspire the human experience.

View Article