Setting Aside Politics: Finding Common Ground for Sudan (The Mantle)

It can often feel as though our nation is broken down into a multitude of distinct groups that will never come to see eye to eye on any topic. We sense it among our families and friends as we debate the efficacy of a movement such as Occupy Wall Street, in our offices as we heatedly discuss politics, and in our media as we see our nation’s political system broken down into the wrong, the right and those that own them. The vitriol in our politics and our media has led to this climate of “us” versus “them” in nearly every aspect of American society. Rare are the instances where dialogue and true cooperation occurs between groups and those of different political bents. In light of this bleak reality, it is incredibly heartening when people from various walks of life and divergent political beliefs come together for a singular purpose. Read more…

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