At no other time in recent memory have Americans been so polarized on almost every issue. The divisiveness is taking its toll on our personal relationships, our community spirit, our national unity—and even our churches! How can we as the “Beloved Community” of Jesus’ followers do better? How can we lead the way to harmony and strength? With determination, creativity, hard work and the help of the Spirit!

Download a study guide for “Facing divisive issues in the Beloved Community: Our local conversations can help heal a fractured society.” The guide includes five pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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