Martin Buber’s Hope in Polarized Times -- Sightings (Russell Johnson)
It is fairly clear that we are living in a time of polarization. We see it in the political realm and the religious realm. It's not healthy. In fact, it could be dangerous. Apparently, as you'll see below, Martin Buber, known for his book I and Thou addressed this very topic in 1952, at the height of the Cold War and shortly before the infamous McCarthy hearings got underway. Russell Johnson takes note of Buber's message of hope in polarized times in this past Monday's Sightings column (which I often share on the blog), offering some guidance as to how we might address our polarization while embracing the opportunity and possibility for disagreement! Take a read. It will be good for your soul.