By Katherine Randall
Communications Coordinator, JCUA
Differences have the power to either divide or unite people.
For some those differences produce greater understanding and appreciation. In others those differences lead to fear and hate.
And too often fear and hate prevents us from moving forward and we’re unable to work together to solve the problems plaguing our society.
On Thursday, Nov. 4 I attended a lecture and interfaith panel discussion on the book “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.” The event was sponsored by Wheat Ridge Ministries, an organization that provides support for new faith-based health and human care organizations and programs.
“American Grace,” the latest work of Dr. Robert Putnam, professor of public policy at Harvard University, examines the ways the nation’s religious landscape has changed over the years, how those changes have impacted society and how people view religions other than their own.