ISBN 9781779223401
Pages 260
Dimensions 210 x 140 mm
Published 2018
Publisher Weaver Press, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

Beyond Appearances

Reflections on Principles and Practice

by David Harold-Barry

Beyond Appearances: Reflections on Principles and Practice is a collection of 121 articles written between 2005 and 2008 for The Zimbabwean. As the title suggests, David Harold Barry, SJ invites us to rect upon our relationship with society. He asks repeatedly whether we should put ourselves or otherst, and what happens when we ignore the plight of those around us. We are also invited to rect on the nature of power, our interaction with it, and our attitude towards it: do we gullibly agree to do what we’re told without thinking, or do we rect on the consequences of apathy and inaction. This is a book to keep beside your bed, a book with which to begin the day as a citizen of the world and an individual for whom every action matters.

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About the Author

David Harold-Barry

David Harold-Barry is a Jesuit priest from Ireland who has spent fifty-five years in Zimbabwe, the first fourteen in Rhodesia. He spent twenty-five years at Silveira House, a Leadership Training and Development Centre, where he had ample opportunity to witness the frustration of people both before and after independence. The reasons were different, but the underlying structures that caused the frustration were the same. Besides writing a column in The Zimbabwean and producing two books, one about the Jesuits killed in the war and the other a collection of essays on the situation in Zimbabwe at the turn of the century, he has also been engaged in training young Jesuits, giving retreats, working in prisons and starting a community of l'Arche for people living with intellectual disabilities.

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