Hope and Harm in a Polarized World

A webinar hosted by the Initiative on Restorative Justice and Healing

Date & Time:

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM



Societal and ecclesial polarization has reached levels not experienced in our lifetime which results in distrust, a lack of constructive dialogue and the failure to build common ground needed for collective flourishing. This online panel will explore the roots of societal polarization, its corrosive effects on the common good, and signs of hope where polarization is overcome through respectful dialogue and shared values.


  • Amelia ("Amy") Uelmen; professor, director for mission and ministry and senior research fellow at the Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs: Georgetown Law
  • Rep. Sandra Feist (41B); adjunct faculty member, St. Thomas Law; attorney, Grell, Feist PLC
  • Dr. William Doherty; co-founder of Braver Angels; professor of family social science, University of Minnesota

The panel will be moderated by Father Dan Griffith, St. Thomas Law professor and founding director of the Initiative on Restorative Justice and Healing.

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