Gender stereotyping

Gender stereotyping There has been an intriguing convergence this week between the two modules I am pursuing this term as part of the MA. In one the subject has been family and gender in religions, and in the other women who struggled to end slavery and to gain women’s suffrage. In both the stereotyping of […]

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Prison

Prison What effect to we want our prisons to have? Are they intended to keep society safe? Are they intended to punish offenders? Are they a way of rehabilitating misfits? Or is there a better way of exercising justice, a way of restoring relationships between victims and perpetrators? The recent inspections of English prisons have […]

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Discovering differences

Discovering differences Learning about differences can happen in all sorts of situations. At a family party this week there were fascinating conversations about values or the absence of them in work. One also explored the cultural differences that are encountered when involved in business that spans the globe. How do we prepare for circumstances that […]

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Dance

Dance I spent Saturday evening at a Barn Dance organised through the Community Choir. It is a long time since I last was so energetically engaged in dancing. It was enjoyable, friendly and communal. I wonder about using dance as a metaphor for some of the other events this week. The meeting of Churches Together […]

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