You might also think that they become predictable at some point - perhaps by listing them I allow myself to be fitted neatly into some kind of predefined box - politically correct? left-wing? liberal? post-modern? I guess that's possible, though for me each one is personal and not part of an adopted package from some other person or group. So, in no particular order:
- Social justice: righting the scales of an inequitable society. Caring for the poor and disadvantaged.
- Environmental sustainability: looking after the planet and the rest of creation with which we share it. Not putting profits before future generations.
- An inclusive, non-discriminatory church which openly welcomes all people regardless of race, ability, gender or sexual orientation.
- A commitment to inter-faith dialogue - in the 21st century, in a social context that accepts a plurality of faiths, including secular humanism, this can no longer be ignored.
There are probably more, but this is a reasonable start. Will look to expand on these in future blogs...