When divisions deepen, dig in to something shared

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by staff

“When people are confronted with enormous obstacles, it can be easy for them to feel overwhelmed, and perhaps even a little cynical. In the United States, the events of the past few years, from the pandemic to social justice protests to contentious political campaigns, have laid bare divisions that have long been simmering beneath the country’s surface. For journalists, part of the job is to report such obstacles to our common life together. The ideological differences that have morphed into entrenched tribalism. People who retreat into media echo chambers and vilify those who hold opposing views. A fractured landscape where dialogue has been replaced by diatribe, and political compromise has mostly become a relic of a bygone era. We often view each other with suspicion, and as strangers.” (06/04/24)