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Empathy and reconciliation

The Very Rev Albert Bogle encourages readers to remember that the Church is global and not just local.

LEADERSHIP is one of the greatest challenges facing our world today. The current rise of the populist strategy among world leaders, promising what they think will get them elected for a season, means that we are missing the kind of leaders who are thinking long term.

Those commissioned by the General Assembly of 2019 to look into the effectiveness of Presbyterian Leadership and Governance for our church in today’s culture, will have to seriously take on board how such leadership follows the example of Jesus to serve rather than be served. And how leaders in our church can reach out and be the mediators in our society, and across the world offering models for others to use because they are effective, fair and just, creating empathy between those on opposite sides of an argument.

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