Standing in the place of Privilege

This idea began with the most basic and necessary of human needs, the loo! And why not! It is often when we are at our most vulnerable, backs against the wall, cornered like a rat that we are able as part of our in-built human instinct to react, call it fight or flight if you like, but I would like to think that this is a place from which we can begin to be creative. I’m not of course talking now of needing the loo, there is only one way to react to that – being British – and at Greenbelt – queue!
‘Standing in the place of privilege’ is more about seeing where we are from a different perspective, we may often not feel privileged, yet to the majority of the world our whole existence is a privilege. We can get depressed at this, or we can use our privilege for something creative.

The Corrymeela Community

Founded in 1965 Corrymeela’s objective has always been, and continues to be, promoting reconciliation and peace-building through the healing of social, religious and political divisions in Northern Ireland. Corrymeela’s history is built upon a committed work with individuals and communities which have suffered through the violence and polarisation of the Northern Irish conflict. Our vision of Christian community and reconciliation has been expressed through a commitment to encounter, interaction and positive relationships between all kinds and conditions of people.

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