MY OWN JOURNEY
The following experiences have done much to shape the way I look at things:
- Childhood in Belfast, where I was born a Catholic into a fractured Protestant-Catholic world
- Kenya where I worked for a number of years as a Catholic priest
- A Ph.D I wrote with Thomas Berry who spoke of a new foundational story or myth for an emerging ecological era
- My marriage to Ann
All of these experiences have shaped my vision and my work.
MY VISION AND MY WORK
My vision is an ecological society where ecology refers to the myriad networks of relationships that constitute all life, including the human. This vision includes essential (though often ignored) dimensions of human life, such as meaning, identity and purpose: what I would call the spiritual. It also includes a moral vision where morality is based on an ever-expanding awareness of what is true and good.
MY METHOD/APPROACH: DIALOGUE
Dialogue is the art of creative interaction that allows new meaning to emerge. It is through the interaction that Dialogue enables that we learn to survive and thrive in the world. I offer Dialogue as the essential foundation and practice of a healthy and happy life at all levels.