Christian and Bible. 75-100 words.

Bishop Denis. J. Madden (in the “Path to Christian Unity” video below) says that we need to build trust to bridge divides. In our polarized, and highly politicized, society today, how can we dialogue? The bishop in the unity video is talking about bridging religious divides, but some of what he says can be applied to all types of dialogue. List two of the ways that the bishop in the video or Thomas Merton (in the assigned readings about him) talks about engaging the wider dialogue with the world. Apply these two ways to a contemporary situation that is contentious–one that people fight a lot about today. How can those two ways you pointed out that the bishop or Merton said help to bring various viewpoints together?