The archbishop of Detroit has suggested five warning signs to be alert for when engaging social media, news outlets, blogs or discussion groups.
“It’s time for our faith to drive our politics, instead of the other way around.”
The hour-long sessions held monthly incorporate prayer, community conversation and resource-sharing.
“It is an understatement to say that political polarization in our communities is intense. Some people are close to despair that they will ever be able to have a fruitful conversation with a person of another political party.”
“The snark and the belittling are bad enough, but social media are aflame with all manner of allegations of great deceits and greater conspiracies among one’s opponents.”
“Engaging in respectful dialogue doesn’t mean compromising our convictions or commitment to the truth. But it does require us to love our neighbor as Christ instructed us and treat them with respect.”