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Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of Religion also feels religion can unite us. Gushee, like the thousands of progressive, largely Christian religious leaders and thinkers who gathered in Denver, continues to believe not only that religion can bring us together, but also that its potential to heal has never been more needed.

    Christianity always has been about repentance, conversion and change, these leaders say. [Read more].

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    Jim Wallis, a longtime social activist and religious leader, said that not only white evangelicals, but also white mainline Protestants and Catholics, needed to understand their complicity in the nation’s polarization and dissension. “When the operative word in ‘white Christian’ is not ‘Christian’ but ‘white,’ we are in dangerous trouble, not just politically, but theologically and spiritually,” he warned.

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