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Leading and living interpretive lives

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On April 4th 1968 Martin Luther King was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Coming April, fifty years after, the shocking tragedy will still be remembered throughout the globe. King was one of the profound leaders of the human rights movement in the USA, propounding equal right for black and white. However, even after fifty years, the fight is not history at all. On the contrary, it rekindles.

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Why we need heroes

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Leading an interpretive life makes a leader, and there’s no course to teach skills and competences that are required. Of course a leader should be acquainted with modern and postmodern hermeneutical theory, but, even more so, he or she should develop leadership by interpretation and lead an interpretive life. By an interpretive life we mean the embodied reflection of everything the community stands for, such as its faith and hopes and life expectations. An interpretive life invites all who care to participate in narrative identification. Accordingly, an interpretive life points at viable hermeneutical pathways for others to take.

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