USA Today Opinion Column: “Welcome to the ‘Radical Middle'” by Tom Krattenmaker

Krattenmaker offers an encouraging glimpse into usually opposing groups coming together in the “radical middle” to meet needs in the community.

“It’s heartening to know,” Krattenmaker writes, “that in between the culture camps, there’s a space where envoys from the divided Americas are not only speaking but also forming partnerships.”

The Baptist Center for Ethics ( produced two documentaries that provides further glimpses into groups with differing views (in this case, differing religious traditions) coming together around a shared sense of calling to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

We should all find inspiration in these (and other stories) to consider how we can set aside that which polarizes and divides in order to to enact similar efforts to work together for the common good in our neighborhood.

The full-text of Krattenmaker’s article can be found here:


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