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Apostle of Sensitiveness: Glenn Jordan

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Glenn Jordan was a peace practioner and public theologian in Northern Ireland. He worked in the space between faith and public life dedicateing his life to bridging many divides.

To have a sense of that is vital, a basic and underlying awareness of life and its potentialities at every level of experience, this is to be an Apostle of Sensitiveness. These are the words of Howard Thurman, author, theologian, pastor to the civil rights movement, and ancestor whose wisdom is desperately needed in our time. 

​In 1950 Thurman wrote of the need for materials of refreshment, renewal, and challenge and for those who are intent upon establishing islands of fellowship in a sea of racial, religious, and national tensions.

Decades later this project takes up Thurman’s call drawing from deep wells of wisdom found in the lives of present-day peace practitioners, social healers, mystics, and monastics. These folks are sensitive enough to ask the question “how do we live well together” and courageous enough to live out the answer.

You are invited on this journey to listen for the sound of the genuine in the stories of these Apostles of Sensitiveness.