Category Archives: Family & Education

Developing Leaders of Integrity

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We affirm that the Church should inspire and pioneer redemptive culture in all areas of a society, demonstrating the multifaceted wisdom of God in beauty and in truth. However, the Church cannot be who she is destined to be while fragmented/immature in the love of God and without a transformative vision for society and clear/effective […]

A gender-balanced church benefits everyone

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We affirm that a church with an equal ratio of men to women is most healthy and able to effectively model God’s ways to society. However, today’s church has a 1 man: 2 women ratio. For men, there’s a massive need for more effective evangelism, discipleship and ways of doing church. Over 2 million women […]

Support of Disabled People

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We affirm that all human beings are made in the image of God and thus are of great worth. We also affirm that some people face the challenge of disabilities, and for this reason they have different needs for support from society and/or different capacities to contribute to society, compared with non-disabled people. However, many […]

Ending well

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We affirm that death has lost its sting. If Christianity speaks of anything it is resurrection and new life. However in modern society we are unable to talk about ending well. In fact we do not want to talk about death at all. At the same time as longevity increases many people find themselves with […]

The Importance of Embodied Wisdom and Mentorship

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Embodied wisdom (which is distinct from mere knowledge) is an invaluable resource for the flourishing of society. However, various factors–including the erosion of extended family, mobility of labor and resources, and the atomization of communities–have contributed to a situation in which embodied wisdom is less accessible. Therefore, we urge: 1) individuals to make sacrifices which […]

Intergenerational Family

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We affirm the value of intergenerational family as a source of love, belonging and support. However a mobile culture, together with delayed parenthood, result in parents being less involved in their adult children’s and grandchildren’s lives. Therefore, we call on individuals to make family planning decisions for the long-term, with their own parents in mind. […]

Child Sexual Abuse

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WE AFFIRM the dignity of children, the value of their unique perspective on the world, and the privilege given to us of protecting and nurturing them. HOWEVER, many societies across the world struggle with endemic levels of child sexual abuse. When uncovered, the shocking nature of such abuse often leads to offenders being dehumanised without […]

Joined-up Living

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We affirm that God created people as threefold beings made of bodies, souls and spirits, and sets each of us in societies, communities and families. However, our actions often fail to match our words and our good intentions, while social inequality is rising, many communities are divided and families are fracturing at unprecedented rates. Therefore, […]

Educating for Progress

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We affirm that the ability of every child to learn should be individual and not “one size fits all.” However, children who find it too difficult to reach that standard required give up trying and so fall further behind. To overcome this “failure complex” we must use their competitive spirit. Tests and exams should be […]