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Society and culture
Society and culture is where the collection of journal entries about the communities around us can be found.
The idea of a fair society is, like many other terms, something that means something different to different people. Words can change meaning over time and can mean different things within different communities. One classic example is the word prevent. This at one time meant to go before. Today it means to stop something happening.
Well we think we are thinking right but how do we know for sure? Some of us go through times when we are so influenced by those around us that we cannot think right. We have all heard the saying that bad company corrupts good morals. It takes a strong person to stand up for
Seeking purity in some contexts has got a bad name. Cast your mind back to the 1930s and 40s. OK before I was born but still within the living memory of some. There was something called eugenics, a way of thinking that wanted to clean up the gene pools of various nations. In some countries
Yesterday I had really lovely day. I went out shopping with my mum. that might not sound like much unless you know our history. I appreciate what so many others take for granted because for one reason or another I did not have that experience. now I have allowed God to restore me it is
We are told is to be salt and hence have a purifying effect on people and communities. We are told to be light i.e. to shine brightly so that we look different from the darkness around us. How do we do that? We chase after healing and restoration and practise on ourselves first. Once we
Diligent that is an old word. It is not one that we hear very often these days. I knew it has something to do with hard work but there had to be a slight difference in meaning or there would be no need for another word. To make sure I knew what it meant I
I have been trying to plan a new project and I knew that I could not do it alone. I needed some helpers. I asked some of the Christians I knew and they were all too busy. I asked some non-Christians and they said that sounds like a good idea when can we start! I was worried and
We see needs all over the place but whose responsiblity is it to meet those needs. Today in Britain the expectation is that the government in one way or another will meet all the needs of the people. They provide a National Health Service, fund social care so that the weaker members of society are cared for
For those who don’t know the Big Society is an idea put forward by the new UK government that came to power this summer. They say that their aims include supporting co-ops, mutuals, charities and social enterprises and encouraging people to take an active role in their communities. Well that is the positive side of things. The