Why we need a culture of encounter

Fleur Dorrell

How a new resource 'Calling People of Goodwill: The Bible and the Common Good' can enable Christians to find meaningful encounters and help create community cohesion. Fleur Dorrell is Scripture Development Co-ordinator at the Bible Society.

We are hungry to belong
Membership preoccupies many churches in our current climate of fake news, social media and deep-rooted insecurities. A vast array of alternative belief systems and lifestyles are on offer at the swipe of a screen or click of a mouse. We are hungry to belong, but to what and to whom have become very complex questions for our times. Yet is it membership that we should be concerned with or a wider understanding of the common good?

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