Comments: Tribes

Thank you, a wonderful essay.
The danger is that tribalism ends in scapegoating. If we can avoid that challenge...

What struck me was "But if we can’t do that even amongst ourselves..." and I wonder whether it is particularly hard to do with amongst ourselves because our personal identity is more threatened by those who are one of us but different, than by those who are different anyway.
How can we stop feeling threatened?

Posted by Erika Baker at Thursday, 23 January 2014 at 5:44pm GMT

It's a good thing that God is in charge - despite our best efforts at disunity. That the Church has survived thus far is truly a sign that God is deeply involved. A fine essay from Joe.

Posted by Pam at Thursday, 23 January 2014 at 8:42pm GMT

An excellent article by Joe Cassidy. Surprisingly - for me - I just read the following article from 'virtueonline', which is not know for promoting unity with the Anglican Communion, on this very same theme:

http://www.virtueonline.org/portal/modules/news/article.php?storyid=18515

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Sunday, 26 January 2014 at 12:10am GMT
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