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1) Just a little quote @brick drew my attention to.
"I detest and fear dogma. I know that all revolutions must have ideologies to spur them on. That in the heat of conflict these ideologies tend to be smelted into rigid dogmas claiming exclusive possession of the truth, and the keys to paradise, is tragic. Dogma is the enemy of human freedom....

Power/Privilege; Religion; 

apologies - should have added a "content warning" to this but didn't know how!

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3) So wondering if this is in itself a deeply privilege based statement.

I'm looking at solidarity/being an "ally" and if I should leverage my growing privilege - especially in what my ministry as a priest will look like once ordained. I'd love to hear the voice of others and there experiences in relation to this?

Thanks!

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2) ...My “thing” if I want to organise, is solid communication with the people in the community. Lacking communication I am in reality silent; throughout history silence has been regarded as assent - in this case assent to the system.” xix S. Alinsky 'Rules for Radicals'

Thinking about this in regards to privilege and solidarity for my MA Dissertation. I'm realise most of the things that distance me from privilege can be easily hidden/changed (like the long hair) - but not the same for others..

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1) Hey folks - could you share your thoughts on the following:

“If the real radical finds that having long hair sets up psychological barriers to communication and organisation, he cuts his hair. If I were organising in an orthodox Jewish community I would not walk in there eating a ham sandwich, unless I wanted to be rejected so I could have an excuse to cop out....

Hi, I’m Luke, based in Luton in the UK. Like many in the Liturgists I’ve been on a journey out of Christian fundamentalism. I think the catalyst was finding myself gravitating to people on the edges of society - peoples’ stories have changed me.

I find myself in the odd position of training to be an Anglican Priest in the midst of my deconstruction- which is an odd mix of life-giving and deeply frustrating!

Here for the lolz and to share the journey and learn from other folks

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