Posts Tagged ‘Disruption’

COVID has disrupted big cities’ regional planning has to catch up fast

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Since the 1950s, the world has experienced a six-fold increase in the number of people living in cities. City dwellers now outnumber rural residents globally and in many individual countries. But the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to disrupt the trajectory, scale and form of urbanisation. Cities, by virtue of their size, have recorded more deaths Read more

Pope Francis moves into high gear racing against time and internal opposition

Monday, September 27th, 2021
Pope Francis moves into high gear

Age and illness have not taken the wind out of Pope Francis’ sails. Despite major intestinal surgery last July and his upcoming 85th birthday in December, the Italo-Argentine pope — amazingly! — is showing absolutely no signs that he’s slowing down or planning to close up shop anytime soon. His recent four-day visit to Budapest, Read more

Disrupting hierarchies not enough for women

Monday, September 27th, 2021

In Pope Francis’ vision for the future of the Catholic Church, bishops will no longer make decisions alone but in dialogue and discernment with the faithful in their community. The new, expanded two-year process to prepare for synods will begin in October and promises to flip the power structures in the church. When it comes Read more

COVID-19 disrupts liturgy and shakes up belief

Monday, August 31st, 2020
christian witness

Disruptive innovation is not a common term in theological and liturgical discussions. The term comes from Clayton Christensen’s 1997 book The Innovator’s Dilemma. Christensen explains that successful companies are those that can meet not only their customers’ current needs but anticipate their future ones too. Disruptive innovators – disruptors – are more likely to displace Read more