Monday, November 03, 2008

On the Eve of Our Elections: Blessings to All

Darfurian Muslims leaders and Southern Sudanese join hands in solidarity in September 2007 after much forgiveness for much killing

Americans remain divided about how much religion they want in their political life. As we elect a new president, we return to an evocative, relevant conversation from earlier this year with journalist Steven Waldman. From his unusual study of the American founders, he understands why 21st-century struggles over religion in the public square spur passionate disagreement and entanglement with politics.

I found this interview to be perfect for the eve of our US final election day since there is no endorsing of any candidate--just an effort on the part of both interviewer and interviewee to seek understanding between the various points of view from early in our history until now. Extremely interesting and so helpful for the healing that sees we are all in this time in our history together no matter what the results of the coming election day.


Notice also the various items on love and forgiveness linked to Krista Tippet's site.

This one stands out and so I offer this as a prayer and a blessing for the values, hopes, courage and joy we all will be seeking together in the days ahead -

Here is a story of victims of killing and genocide reaching out in deep forgiveness and care for their killers. These killers in turn ask forgiveness of those they've once murdered. Amazing, the power of forgiveness and love!


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