Bridging the Gap

Molly Worthen at NYT: Perhaps it’s not surprising that some organizations devoted to dialogue between religious faiths have turned their attention to political divides. Eboo Patel, the founding director of Interfaith Youth Core, has spent the past few years getting to...

Respect

Mark Sappenfield at The Christian Science Monitor: [The] articles in our Respect Project argue [that]  respect is an essential agent of progress and healing. Why?   A recent interview in Politico offers some insight. In 1991, political scientist James Davison...

Sectarianism v. Civility

Nate Cohn at NYT: This threat to democracy has a name: sectarianism. It’s not a term usually used in discussions about American politics. It’s better known in the context of religious sectarianism — like the hostility between Sunnis and Shia in Iraq. Yet a growing...

Pervasive Polarization

 J.D. Tuccille at Reason: “Political polarization is having far-reaching impacts on American life, harming consumer welfare and creating challenges for people ranging from elected officials and policymakers to corporate executives and marketers,” according...