Role Of Theology Forums In Shaping The Future

By Tracie Knight


The current social, political and economic trends are threatening the way Christianity has shaped the perception people towards life. Given the current trends it is important that people ask themselves hard questions such as; if the organization of the community promotes equality and if the current lifestyle is what God intends it to be like. Theology forums and religious groups are faced with the responsibility of maintain and restoring what has been lost. Even as we endeavor for progress it is important we might the organization that God wants in the society.

It is a concern that when highly regarded people speak they give people an image of a future where power will be in the hands of economically and politically powerful. The simple elite will be honored more and the disadvantaged in the society will no longer have a voice. It gives an image of a future where economy is expending quickly and the gaps between the rich and less fortunate is widening.

Theological groups are the only movements that can save the future. If the trend continues the minority and disadvantaged will no longer be heard. We will have a setting where they are not given an opportunity to be involved in decision making. The end result will be a people who have lost the meaning of life, human dignity is eroded and human rights no longer recognized.

This vision needs to be countered to save the future. Christianity clearly states we should not allow such divisions in the community but seek to do away with them. It is important we work towards a balance even as we strive to achieve our goals, values and priorities.

The world needs urgent change. Its goals and values should take a new dimension that is qualitative and interpersonal rather than personal. The community should focus more on real needs of the people and their aspirations. We should ensure maintain a good relationship with the environment, God and people we live with.

Most nations are going through a period of change where choices need to be made. A good example is Ireland which embarked on a new journey. The nation needs to look at its history and make important decisions. Considering the opinion of everybody is vital for sustainable development and helps avoid erosion of values and morals.

Ireland is nation that gives us a good view of a threatened future. The nation has gone through social, political and economic progress but is still threatened by social inequality. The divisions in the society continue to increase and the gaps between the rich and the poor is growing wider.

It is dangerous to aim on achieving set goals without noting the values that should be maintained. Religious and theological groups are the only movements that can protect the rights of the minority in the society given the economic competition. Ensuring that all people and groups are involved in decision making is the only way to prevent inequality and injustice.




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