SWF’s Emma Pavey has an article published April 2021 in the Journal of Practical Theology entitled ‘Exploring open and relational theology and theory U for transformational change’. You can access it online here (may require institutional access). Otherwise contact us for information.
Practical theologies that help us manage change and uncertainty give us the foundation to flourish in a shifting, uncertain world. Here I place open and relational theologies alongside the awareness-based change framework of Theory U. I explore how they embrace change as a constant part of our lived experience, with particular focus on the underpinning concepts of time, human agency, relational freedom and embodied, shared power. I examine what the intersection of these livable, practical theories offers in thinking about transformational change and leadership in community that is formed through responsible, relational agency and hopeful creativity.
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