We live in divided times, and our faith calls us to rise above the vitriol and harsh language and be people of compassion and healing. To aid us in this work, we are partnering with Braver Angels and their With Malice Towards None program.
Prior to the election, we had two sessions: one w/ Prof. Marcus Mescher (XU) on The Ethics of Encounter and one w/ David Lapp from Braver Angels on the Compassionate Listening & Speaking. We also encouraged everyone to do a little work on your own on Depolarizing Within. If you haven't yet, please check these out.
The next step has two parts. First, we are bringing together those who are delighted by the results of the election, and we're bringing together those who are distressed by the results of the election. Since almost everyone is a mix of both delight and distress, we will - for simplicity's sake - base this on the presidential election results.
On Tuesday, January 26, at 7:00pm, we will have the session for those delighted, and on Wednesday, January 27, at 7:00pm, we will have the session for those distressed.
Each of these sessions will take about one hour.
To register for the Tues. 1/26 7:00pm Delighted session, please click here.
To register for the Wed. 1/27 7:00pm Distressed session, please click here.
On Wed., 2/3, at 6:00pm, we will have the joint session. This session will take about three hours. We're hoping to have an equal number of delighted and distressed folks so if you're interested in participating and know someone from the other side of the proverbial aisle, please invite them to join w/ you.
To register for the Wed. 2/3 6:00pm joint session, please click here.
If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Musgrave, firstname.lastname@example.org