Polarities exist in all human communities, from a marriage of two people to nations. In parishes polarities can lead to vehement disagreement, paralysis, conflict and ultimately to schism. However, many forms of polarity can be a blessing, enriching perspectives, challenging assumptions, building sympathetic understanding or charitably agreeing to disagree. This Library item describes an exercise in utilizing polarity to defuse conflict and build consensus.
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” (I John 4:7)
The more easily read PDF version of the file can be found here: Perspectives in Polarity