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Episode 2: Polarization

Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 3:00 PM

The gap between "us" and "them" seems to be getting wider. Professional mediator Sandy Koop Harder says we need to shift the goal of conversations from agreement to understanding. Editor and journalist Will Braun practices these ideas by moving toward people with opposing beliefs.

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Face2Face | Us and Them: How did we become so polarized? (video)

Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 11:00 PM

Increasingly, public discourse is characterized by divisions between people and groups who see and understand the world differently. It is common for us to witness polarized speech played out in political spheres, in cultural 'us and them' assumptions, in urban-rural divides, and in the life of the church. This dynamic exerts a powerful effect on many of us, whatever our political or theological stripe. Building relationships of meaning and trust amongst people who see our world through vastly different lenses feels increasingly rare.

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Us and Them: How did we become so polarized?

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 4:11 PM

Us versus them. Left versus right. One religion versus another. Who have we become? At Canadian Mennonite University's upcoming Face2Face conversation, four panelists will reflect on the polarization prevalent in our society today and how we can engage with people whose opinions are opposite from ours.

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