Trust is on the Way: The Work of Social Cohesion
Trust, goodwill and resilience. Those are hallmarks of a socially-cohesive society. And those are three qualities in short supply these days. Look at any corner of our society. Everyone seems at odds with each other: citizen and immigrant, urban and rural, gay and straight, religious and secular, the haves and the have-nots, the well-off and the vulnerable. With the current polarization in the country, creating the conditions for improved human relations has never been more important. Unless we find ways to get along, and to work together, we are not going to thrive, let alone survive, as a society.
But there is good news in all of this. The trust, good will and resilience needed for people and communities to get along and work together can be cultivated – intentionally.
Dirk Ficca and Maia Uhrich will teach us about the work of the Twin Cities Social Cohesion Initiative, working partnership with Westminster and the Minneapolis Downtown Congregations, to weave the social fabric of the metropolitan community, bridging divides across disparities, diversity, and polarization