The Sacred Grove of Oshogbo was one place I had been looking forward to visiting in Nigeria. As prevalent as indigenous religions still are in West Africa, it is often hard to find public expressions of them in towns and cities; the Christianity brought by European slavers and colonialists has taken root and pushed most of these religions out of mainstream life. But in the Sacred Grove shrines honor all the local deities, including Obatala, the god of creation, Ogun, the god of iron, and Oshun, the goddess of water, whose aqueous essence is made manifest by the river running through the trees. The place is unique in the Yoruba religion, and that intrigued me.
Techniques of constructive criticism aim to improve the behavior or the behavioral results of a person, while consciously avoiding personal attacks and blaming. This kind of criticism is carefully framed in language acceptable to the target person, often acknowledging that the critics themselves could be wrong. Insulting language and hostile language are avoided, and phrases are used like "I feel..." and "It's my understanding that..." and so on. Constructive critics try to stand in the shoes of the person criticized, and consider what things would look like from their perspective. 
"Only Rosten's Joys of Yiddish comments on these abbreviations
that they have long been popular with Jewish scholars who were uncomfortable
with a christological dating system. This I know from personal experience to
be true. Unfortunately I can find no information to hand on just how long
this has been a common practice, or if it indeed originated with Jewish
scholars. I have made some inquiries and will let you know if I find
anything more definite. However the assumption by the common dictionaries
that common = Christian suggests that this attempt to unbias the reference
system with respect to religion fares no better than attempts to reduce sex
discrimination (wherein _chairperson_ is often the signal that the _chair_
is a woman, and _Ms._ is often treated as a synonym for _Miss_). Not that
dictionaries are universally fair to Christians (check out some definitions
_jesuitical_ and _pontificate_)."