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Statistics from Listening Presentation

These statistics from the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life demonstrate the importance of listening without making assumptions or labeling.  

Never accept a label in place of hearing a story.  It doesn’t matter if the person we’re listening to calls herself a “practicing Catholic” or an “atheist” or “agnostic” or whatever.  We can’t assume we know what she means by using this particular label.  We have a responsibility to ask each person has what the labels they use mean to them and what their living experience of God has been like.

For more on listening, see Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell.


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