My responsibility is to talk about social action in 20 minutes, packing enough fodder for an in-depth discussion.
As I've been praying and thinking over this, a three step process has come to my mind as a way to understand a persons or community's movement toward social action.
From ignorance to awareness.
From awareness to compassion.
From compassion to action.
As I discussed this with Doug, he thought that covering each step would be too much for a 20 minute session, so for the time being we're going to explore what it looks like to bring a person/community from ignorance to awareness. Here's where I'd like some feedback.
- What do you think keeps individuals/communities from being aware of the needs of those around them?
- What do you think are some steps that faith communities can take to raise awareness?
- How do communities choose which issues to shed light upon?
- What do you think are the most pressing issues?