John C. Danforth and Matt Malone

People of faith in the U.S. today are as politically polarized as other Americans, prompting painful breakdowns in personal relationships and communities. What would it take to accept responsibility for actively healing these political and religious divisions, activating solutions rather than continuing assaults?

In this discussion titled “Interpersonal Relations Across Political Divides: People of Faith Building Bridges from Polarization to Reconciliation,” Senator John C. Danforth and Father Matt Malone, two priests from different Christian churches and political parties, spoke about bridge building, accountability, and reconciliation.

Washington University in St. Louis Provost Beverly Wendland introduced the event, and Professor Marie Griffith moderated the discussion.

This event was sponsored by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.