The rich/poor divide with Mark Knox
Ordinary People alumnus, Mark Knox began Aspire NI – an organisation that tutors kids who are growing up in Brownlow, and other parts of Craigavon – about 3 years ago. Around that time, he was part of a church plant in the area (Cara, Craigavon).
He runs us through the stats and how we’ve got to a situation where there’s such a huge divide between the rich and poor in our community. He also challenges some of the assumptions people make around local children in poverty, and encourages a stance of “informed naïveté”.
To help us understand what’s going on, we head down the road of meta-modernism. It’s a philosophy that’s not a philosophy.