Friday, June 09, 2017
[open your world]
So Heineken put together an interesting ad about getting people with very different views and beliefs to interact and see each other as human beings.
Watch on YouTube.
What if your church did something like this? How might that help the members learn how to relate to people who have different beliefs and behaviours than they are used to?
Why should a church even have to do such a complicated thing to help people to get along with one another? Shouldn't the life of Jesus as we see in the Gospels inform us and change us?
Or we could look at it like this: the church is full of all sorts of people. On our journey of following Jesus and becoming more like him, wouldn't it be reasonable and right for the church to be helping people with all aspects of that? Including how to better love one another? How to see all people as well-loved by God?
Perhaps it's time to try some innovative ways to break through our prejudices...
Huffington Post article on this ad
humanlibrary.org is the organization that Heineken worked with to create this ad.
"A Worldwide Movement for Social Change
Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover
The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.
The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers.
A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered."