Difference is a course for you to run that explores following Jesus in a complex and divided world, seeing transformation through everyday encounters.
Navigating a divided and complex world can be hard. We encounter this in our relationships, in our communities and in our wider systems and structures. Many of us long to make a difference, but often we don’t know how to respond or where to start. This is why Archbishop Justin Welby has brought together leading practitioners and thinkers to create Difference, equipping you to cross divides, navigate disagreement and pursue a just and flourishing world.
Across five sessions, Difference teaches three habits that have the potential to transform everyday relationships:
Be Curious: Listening to other’s stories and seeing the world through their eyes.
Be Present: Showing up and sticking around, learning to encounter others with authenticity.
Reimagine: Finding hope and opportunity in the places where we long to see change.
This course is designed for both large and small groups, meeting online or in-person. It has been run in churches, home groups, prisons and pubs to help followers of Jesus find their part to play in God’s story of restoration.
“Reconciliation is not the ending of all difference, but the transformation of how we deal with difference.” – Archbishop Justin Welby
Equipping you to run the course
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