Faithful Forum: With Malice Toward None — Sunday morning, October 18 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | via Zoom
Following the Grace Episcopal Church Martinez 10:00 am simulcast service, St. Paul’s own Emily Hopkins will talk about the group, Braver Angels.
“With Malice Toward None” is an ecumenical, nonpartisan program designed for faith communities and groups of all kinds to provide a way of understanding and healing for those on any side of the political spectrum, both before and after the November elections. Recommended by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in his Word to the Church, September 16, 2020.
Religious congregations, colleges, civic organizations, and small groups of friends and neighbors are invited to organize gatherings for their members after the election has been decided. In these gatherings, red and blue Americans consider how they want to regard their fellow citizens who voted differently and begin building the capacity of We the People to forge “a more perfect union” moving into 2021.
You also will learn about some additional resources, options, and opportunities for healing ourselves and our communities — including some recommended by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
What People Are Saying
“Regardless of who wins the 2020 election, it will be up to us as citizens and civic leaders to renew our commitment to building goodwill and civic friendship.” ~ John Hewko, General Secretary and CEO of Rotary International, Braver Angels member
“What we are facing in our country is increasing polarization, which leads to political, emotional and spiritual paralysis. With Malice Towards None is daring to move from polarization to tension which, if identified and respectfully lifted up, can become a creative space for people to move forward into deeper relationships and greater understanding.” ~ Mark Beckwith, retired Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Newark, co-chair, Braver Angels Partnerships