How do we go fourth with ourproblems? One of the many positive methods used in today’s society is Social Analysis.People of faith often use this tool to solve social issues.
Cimperman (2015)discusses the importance of social analysis by understanding the issue in orderto understand the individual parts of the problem. Getting underneath theproblem leads to how and where it originated from including the historical and structuralaspects. Cimperman (2015) also addresses this method as a way of avoidingbiases and unveiling blind spots, revealing who, why and what happened.
These questions connect back to the values and beliefs of an individual. Social analysis is also referred toas the Pastoral Circle. A series of steps are included in this spiral includingtheological reflection, action, insertion (experience), and social analysis. The pastoral circle is a simple methodology for experiencing, analyzing,reflecting upon and responding to committed actions to a socially experience orchallenge that we have encountered.
The various steps of the circle mindfully –4 moments: Insertion of experience During this paper, I will refer to the circle as a “journey.” Ourjourney through the circle is like a continuous of steps The Pastoral circle isa spiral with each journey around the circle deepen our understanding andknowledge in these four categories. Asthe spiral continues, we notice that there is no beginning of end, it works itsway through each phase, building new insights and enhancing strategies.
Once aphase is enhanced, we move onto the next one, yet we notice that once theproblem is somewhat solved, another problem may appear; having the process startall over again. In this paper, I will outlinethe structured parts of the Pastoral Circle, addressing the complex challenges itfaces with our society, as well as outlining the strengths and weakness of thisapproach.