The pillars of the public square are the shared language or common understanding that we as public leaders find there – terms such as justice equality, freedom and truth. These are familiar terms to Christians, but we often understand them differently to those around us.
Justice is difficult to define but we know when we have been on the receiving end of injustice. Equality is in danger of becoming the idol of the present age and like all idols is illusionary. Freedom must be exercised in the context of relationships and responsibilities. Finally we live in a world that for too long has demanded truth without grace.
As public leaders we must understand and re-imagine the key pillars of the public square.
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