“We the undersigned will work separately for what each of us believes is right, but we will also work together to protect the land we all love — to lift up American citizenship and the American promise in a time of peril and to find in ourselves the understanding that our differences don’t simply divide us, but also can strengthen and complete us.”
-Braver Angels Citizen Letter
Two former Think Again presenters recently had an opinion piece published in the Deseret News. Erika Munson is the Utah state coordinator for Braver Angels. A teacher, mother and grandmother, she was co-founder of Mormons Building Bridges and is currently on the board of Emmaus LGBTQ Ministry. Jacob Hess is the editor of Public Square Magazine, former board member of the National Coalition of Dialogue & Deliberation, and partner with Living Room Conversations and Village Square for many years.
I know Erika and Jacob well and have a deep respect and appreciation for them both. They come at many societal, political, and religious problems and issues with passionate difference, but also with respect and civility. Together they call us to do the same. I’ve signed the letter. I hope you will too.
Also, one of our Faith Again presenters, Tom Christofferson, shared similar concerns not many weeks ago in the same forum.
“In this election season, I hope each one of us will make a personal determination to seek solutions to challenging issues that seek to treat justly all who are impacted, to listen broadly and with open hearts, to look for commonality rather than difference, to grow in respect and tolerance, to fight division and clannishness.”