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Inadvertant feminist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stanley Arumugam Mar 13. 5 Replies

UN Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, gave a speech at the UN launch of the "HeForShe" campaign a few days ago. Please take 12 minutes to…Continue

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Who are we without faith?

Posted on May 29, 2016 at 18:00 0 Comments

In my work I have often been expected to take sides, to be for or against a proposal. Such black and white dichotomies do not fit easily with my personality. I am sure that there are usually more than two sides to any story. It’s the same with the role of religion in development. Discussion is usually polarised. Religion, is it for good or for bad? For me the answer must be that it is both, and to deal with this we need to become more aware of the multiple dimensions of faith in our…


Accepting the mantle of mentoring

Posted on April 17, 2016 at 18:00 0 Comments

Read this… and then we can talk”. Those were the very first words my new colleague said on my first day at work. He placed a pile of papers from a South African organization on my desk. Of course I did as he asked. I realized as I read that I could not have had a better introduction to the exciting, yet chaotic and frustrating story of human and organizational change. It touched my heart, and I realized that I had found a soul mate in my new colleague. He also became my…


Don’t send that e-mail!

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 18:00 0 Comments

As soon as I clicked ‘Send’ I knew I had made a mistake. I knew that this message was not the sort to write and send in anger. At the same time I felt a rush of excitement. I thought: ‘Finally I’m showing some guts, I’m proving I’m no longer just a lap-dog’.


My email essentially accused a group of colleagues of being the root cause of the culture of criticism that I felt had come to permeate all our office interactions. In my brief moment of ‘righteous fury’ I was convinced…


Start with the small things

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 18:00 3 Comments

A friend came to visit me in my office. She is newly employed as an administrator at the parish level of one of our Swedish churches. We talked about our children and things in general for a while. Then she said suddenly:

“It took me a while to figure out what was wrong with my new job. I have just realized that people around me look stuck. They do not expect results. They do not even want to develop and change. We are just supposed to do the things we do and that is…


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At 10:33 on January 27, 2015, Elaine Vitikainen said…

Hi Lorentz,

I forgot to mention this. But more than a year ago, someone emailed me asking why OD is written on the welcome section. I tried to explain what OD is but he really hope that it was not abbreviated. He even gave me an alternative sentence to go with it. I told him I can't do anything about it. 

At 9:29 on March 1, 2010, Niklas Eklöv said…
Hallå i Khartoum!

Ser riktigt bra ut. Hoppas allt är väl med er i K. Hur ser framtidsplanerna ut?

Hälsning från snön och snuvan!



Inadvertant feminist?

Started by Lorentz Forsberg in Open Forum. Last reply by Stanley Arumugam Mar 13. 5 Replies

Violence Against Women (VAW) in Africa

Started by Sean Callaghan in Open Forum. Last reply by RODONNE SIRIBI Clotaire Apr 25, 2016. 6 Replies

What does "ownership" really mean?

Started by Rick James in Open Forum. Last reply by RODONNE SIRIBI Clotaire Apr 25, 2016. 7 Replies

Boy Child

Started by TAABCO RESEARCH & D CONSULTANTS in Open Forum. Last reply by RODONNE SIRIBI Clotaire Apr 25, 2016. 2 Replies

Comments on "Counselling and prayer post-conflict"

Started by Space for Grace in Topic of the month. Last reply by RODONNE SIRIBI Clotaire Apr 25, 2016. 1 Reply

Christian Association to unify mainline Denominations

Started by B.K. Penda in Open Forum. Last reply by Alice Wainaina Apr 1, 2016. 1 Reply

Youth Generation Community FLOWER in Tangerang

Started by Blanche Pearl in Open Forum. Last reply by Blanche Pearl Aug 25, 2015. 4 Replies

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