I’ve been hearing us talk of ‘speaking with one voice’ – as great as that is/sounds, we must interrogate what speaking with one voice actually means. Whose voice is amplified, and whose is suppressed or silenced?
What happens with dissenting voices who may or may not be in the majority? What happens to issues that fail to get articulated by those with the loudest voices, or those with the mic who seem to always have the last word?
Sometimes we find ourselves with the mic – who do we and who can we then legitimately speak for or on behalf of? Does one voice mean we overrule the diversity and multiplicity of viewpoints and vantage points?
This is only one voice…