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:

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
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Just Education
Imagine an consistently equal and integrated South African society – it is not a pipe dream, it is a future
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The wonder within the curriculum
I wonder what you think of when you hear the phrase ‘life skills’? My understanding of life skills, as a
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2D or not 2D?
I may have a whole host of certificates to prove that I’ve studied Art and Design on paper – at
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In search of life-giving spaces
When you picture a life-giving space what do you imagine? Take a few minutes to reflect, and maybe jot down
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Making Learning Visible
Documentation Documentation is a key feature of the Reggio Emilia Approach to teaching and learning; a pedagogy we had the
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An inquiry into identity, through sound
The context For one week of the Easter break, a series of creative workshops were facilitated for a group of
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Its Now or Never
I caught myself saying ‘Never’ the other day; to be fair my wife caught me, and pulled me up. “I’m
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Fast Fashion
Maybe its just my perception, but recently there seems to have been a lot reported in the news in regards
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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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‘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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