On ‘living with one foot raised’

As a Christian-led organisation, Soul Action’s objectives are informed by the daily opportunities that our diverse nation presents and our image of a dynamically relational, social and unified God, who leads by example in making room for the other along the Way.

Whilst we are free to journey in any number of uncharted directions, without any predefined conclusions, outcomes or progression, we are intentional about seeking to bring transformation to life, by celebrating, facilitation and participating in contexts that value curiosity, creativity and every person’s capacity to self-discover, co-construct and co-operate with one another for good.

A journey of contemplative prayer & Anti-Human Trafficking action between 2012 and 2013.

What follows are some of our just thoughts, next steps and reflections on the quality, diverse and accessible practice we’ve experienced, instigated and observed as we’ve set out trajectory towards our goal of greater equality and increased integration in South African society:

Re-positioning the Curriculum
In feeding-back findings from our world-wide research into child-centred inquiry-based approaches to education, we were asked which curriculum we are
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Facing up to a totally switched on Jesus
Midway through our worldwide research into quality education there was an opportunity to visit schools in Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv Yafo, and
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Shaping an Inter-cultural revolution through education
Vision An equal and integrated South African society, which begins with citizens – children, their parents-carers, and the wider communities
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Devotion, Devotion, Devotion, Devotion, Devotion…
’ This morning I woke up with the thought: ‘How vulnerable should I be?’ Over the last ten months God
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Will all this competition be the death of ‘us’?
I woke up, glanced at the previous night’s football results – as I always do before jumping into the shower
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Parenting and Education
January is upon us, and within the next couple of weeks, children in South Africa will start to embark on
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Contemplating compromise, and bringing ‘indifference’ to life
Do you ever overhear something, talk to someone, or find yourself in a situation that challenges a certainty that you
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Freedom to ‘fail’
When you hear the word failure what images or situations come in to your mind? What emotions do you associate
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The highlights of co-leading
As I reflect on my time in South Africa, one of my personal highlights has been the opportunity to meet
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“Philip” on his ‘Sweet Spot’
Rachel has written previously about how we were asked live on UCB Radio what we felt had led us to
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‘Indifference leads people to root out provincialism, prejudices, aversion to risk and the attitude that “we’ve always done it this way.” And when people see the whole world as their home, they can turn a hopeful, interested, and optimistic gaze toward new ideas, culture, places, and opportunities. By freeing themselves from inordinate attachments that could inhibit risk taking or innovation, they become poised to pounce imaginatively in new opportunities. And looking at the future with optimism, they become more likely to find those opportunities and solutions. Loyola Called it “living with one foot raised”’

 Lowney C,. 2005. Heroic Leadership. p. 281-282.

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