Working towards a just, participatory, and sustainable society
At its best, what does our world and society look like? One ‘programme’ comes to mind: “working towards a just, participatory, and sustainable society.” It has stayed with me down the years. It’s not only about values and aims it’s also about practice.  We need justice, fairness, even-handedness in [for example] our courts; our financial institutions; and in working conditions.  We need to lessen our focus on ideas from war and business and competitive sport and utilise participation, cooperation, negotiation.  We need to find new ways of making our society and world more sustainable - given limited resources, our human effect on climate, and now covid-19. [World Council of Churches Nairobi Assembly 1975, Ronald Preston Manchester 1980, WCC Vancouver Assembly 1982].