I’ve seen plenty of ecumenical books where people of different religions write explanations of their beliefs and then respond to each other with courtesy and respect, but never one for people with different political beliefs. Both political extremes in America demonize and insult each other (and I’ve been guilty of that before, too, and need to change), but I’d love to be part of a series of essays where someone on the left and I explain where we’re coming from and discuss each other’s views. Who thinks this is a good idea? Who could work with me on this?
Would there be a market for such a work, though, in our poisonous political climate, where so much of the media on both sides are heavily invested in hateful hyperbole?
And is there a political synonym for ecumenical?
Ardis point this out to me. I might be interested. Shoot me an email.
Or “pointed this out to me.”
This is a great idea. In school it has become increasingly obvious that political polarization has begun to defeat the democractic processes of our nation. Each side is so apt to automatically hate each other that it becomes nearly impossible to get any work done, and we are reduced to name calling and dramatizing. Thus, I believe that ideas like this are what we need to get America back on track.
Chris, I’ll be in touch–thanks for getting in touch!