Episcopal Peace Fellowship's series of free, one hour, online presentations continues on Sunday, December 5 at 4:00 pm Eastern with learning from Braver Angels, presented by the Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith. We hope to see you there.
HOW DO WE LIVE WITH DIFFERENT POLITICAL CONVICTIONS BUT WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE? IS RELATIONSHIP STILL POSSIBLE?
A safe space is where we all agree. A brave space is where we dare to encounter the other and stay true to ourselves. We can find a safe space. A brave space has to be created.
American society has, for decades, been fragmenting into groups of the like-minded, so that we are losing the spirit and the skills to relate to human beings as opposed to mirrors. Bishop Mark Beckwith and Braver Angels offer ways we can regain the capacity to live authentically in the midst of diversity.
The Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith was Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark (2007-2018) and now serves as Partnership Coordinator for Bishops United Against Gun Violence. He is active with Braver Angels, https://braverangels.org. Virginia Liberal Donna Murphy says, "Braver Angels changed my life. Enough of us together can save our country." Iowa Conservative Chris Peters says, "Braver Angels is the solution to the divisiveness and rancor threatening our nation."
Braver Angels’ premise is at this time of crisis, we need more than civility, empathy, and goodwill. We need courage.
Bishop Beckwith will introduce the Braver Angels approach to relationship across the divides.