People are increasingly being corralled unwittingly into certain positions – corralled by social media, traditional media, being encouraged to take positions about things. Politicians are forced into not saying things or saying things because everyone wants to know where they stand on a particular issue. And all of us are being encouraged to do that.
I want Wakefield Cathedral to be a place where people can reflect on these issues without feeling they are being forced into a particular position; where they can have the space to think these things through. We want people to know that this beautiful building is for everyone.
Here at Wakefield Cathedral they can experience that sense of peace, quiet and tranquillity that is so often denied us but which is so important for reflection. I want it to be a place where people can understand something about themselves and about others, a place which enables them to test their sense of identity in a kind and supportive arena.
Dean of Wakefield Simon Cowling-I want the Cathedral 2 B a place where people cn reflect on these issues w/o feeling they R being forced in2 a particulr positn; where they cn have the space 2 think these thngs thru https://t.co/vR9gOFvBmu #anglican #parishministry #religion #uk
— Kendall Harmon (@KendallHarmon6) February 21, 2019