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Week 13: Education
Education and Learning
Solidarity
God
o Three persons of God (the three entities within God)
o Prototypical solidarity at its divine level
o The Trinity embodies solidarity within God Himself
Human (solidarity in human terms)
o Diagram #1: Victiminjustice/violence
o People
In a solidarity relationship they do the work of solidarity by walking with
or standing alongside of or advocating on behalf of victims of injustice
o Solidarity involves so much more than this thought
o The relationship is not always linear or unilateral
Diagram #2: The victims accompany others involved in injustice, people help victims of
injustice, => Solidarity is mutual and dynamic. Not just people standing outside but
rather people from a variety of standpoints in relation to the injustice standing with each
other and being in solidarity with one another.
Diagram #3: God circle
o The circle is the world and the center is God
Closeness to people, with people closeness to God.
Being close to God through people
Regardless of what the situation is, people will become closer together as
they become closer to God
Not necessarily a situation of violence, could be justice, etc.
Is there anything distinctly Christian about Christian solidarity.
#4 Diagram: What does it mean to be involved with perpetrators of injustice and violence
Is there a difference between #4 solidarity work and #1 solidarity work?
Carol Penner article - On the exam sheet
Diagram #5: Captivity
J. Loney article
o Experience of being in captivity
o What is solidarity within a Christian understanding
o Captivity/hostage situation. Conventional someone who is the victim of a
kidnapping often could be seen as the recipient of solidarity
o Reflects on Tom Fox being captive in Iraq
Expresses a kind of solidarity with the captures themselves and
CPTers experience solidarity with their own captures
Praying over an Iraqi capturers sprained ankle
o Expresses the kind of solidarity of those who have died with those who are living.
Saints with those who are alive. Tom Fox is dead but J. Loney expresses a sense
of connection with him (Tom, pray for us know from where you are).
Quotes
“All the world’s a stage, and men and women merely players.” Shakespeare
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