Just back from holiday - a week just up the road in the Lake District. A friend has a wonderful place called Salamat in the village of Threlkeld near Keswick. No computer, dodgy mobile signal, open fires, fantastic views. Brilliant! Technology can become very stressful, and it's so liberating to be out of it all for a bit.
I've come back to an interesting question. Our College has a Christian foundation, and it also has a commitment to equality and diversity. Are these contradictory? If the Christian tradition isn't in some way preferenced in the way the College works, the Christian foundation is meaningless; if it is, then we could be accused of contravening E & D policy.
I suppose that ties in with my misgivings about the fashion to celebrate diversity - even in explicitly Christian circles. How diverse? Obviously some views and ideologies are excluded, but why and on what grounds? We instinctively know why we don't celebrate Nazism, but should we celebrate other ideologies and on what grounds are lines drawn?