As we explore what it means for us to be a 'listening community' it is important that we listen and learn from others who share wisdom and experience. So, a visit to the Corrymeela Community was in order, and there was much to learn!
The vision of the 'peace wall' in Belfast, which continues to separate Protestants and Catholics, is still a chastening reminder of what happens when communities do not find a safe space to address differrences. I was amused however by the intrepid bird that has made its nest at the top of this tree, thus getting a good view of both communities. If only we all had the eyes (and courage) of birds!