LIVING THE QUESTION OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
As we seek to understand social/cultural evolution, we are called to consider the emergent nature of social systems, the ways in which social change is a function of personal change, how transformative change goes beyond other forms of transactional or transitional change, and what the destructive (deconstruction) and creative (reconstruction) aspects of transformation mean for each of us as individuals.
[T]here is this place of vulnerability from which truly transformative action must come from … without this particular place and location of a willingness to be flexible, open, soft-bellied enough to be moved by the truth of the other in whatever given situation, then it is not transformative … [F]or us to transform as a society, we have to allow ourselves to be transformed as individuals. And for us to be transformed as individuals, we have to allow for the incompleteness of any of our truths and a real forgiveness for the complexity of human beings[.]
— Rev. angel Kyodo williams
Tippet, K. & Williams, A. 2018. The World is Our Field of Practice. On Being.
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