Where’s everyone gone? Community breakdown and a culture of isolation - reflections from the world of sport
With Nick Ferraby from Christians in Sport
“One of the most destructive problems is the breakdown of community, and it is this breakdown that has often led to the breakdown of persons. Though we may put many around us, we are alone. Relationships have become superficial, there is no longer concern for the other, and we are pressed by societal and financial pressures to focus on our own survival. We do not concern ourselves much with the plight of others except a few we may call family or friends, and even then, our concern and attention is waning.”
(Dan Edmunds Ed. D., B.C.S.A, ‘Distress and the Breakdown of Community’, Psychology Today)
Has there been a break down in community? How can we decide between so many leisure opportunities both at home and outside the home? In a world where we don’t often know our neighbours name let alone share conversations with them how can we understand community in the current day. Add to this the seemingly wide gap between the church and the culture around it: how can the world around us have an opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ so they can make their own informed decision?
This CHOW session, lead by Nick Ferraby is an opportunity to hear some the latest trends in Sports participation and discuss the wider question of community and how we spend our leisure time.