From my sidebar:
"Fundamentally the Gospel is obsessed with the idea of the unity of human society.
I think Masure is correct and also provocative (i.e. provokes us to think about the meaning of the Good News).
But it is a challenge, is it not, to agree with Masure and to work on unity?
Ukraine v Russia: in the swirl of anxiety about how this conflict may play out, let's not forget significant, embarrassing conflict in various churches in Ukraine and Russia which seems to owe more to nationalism than to "gospel-ism".
In our own Blessed Isles, where a challenging protest is playing out on the grounds of our Parliament. The protest's main message is that the Government should cease mandating vaccinations, but there is other messaging, and some of it is unsavoury (e.g. calling for lynchings of politicians and media) and some of it false (e.g. expressions of various misinformations re vaccinations, politicians involvement in global conspiracies).
While most of our country is united in wanting the protest to end, the protest is a reminder that we are not a united in our fight against Covid.
And, let's not forget, there is division in our churches (including Anglican churches) over vaccinations.
How do we achieve unity in church and in society in this age of pandemic and misinformation, of necessary collective action and concern for individual well-being?