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The Atlantic – How One Pastor is Bridging the Partisan Divide

Great story in the Atlantic about Adam Hamilton’s efforts to bridge partisan divides in his congregation.
“But finding ways to respect divergent views doesn’t mean that people will agree. “We’ve had members of both parties running against each other,” he said, stressing that congregants could share goals even as they disagree over the means of achieving them.”

Knoxville News Sentinel: I am an American – Pastor Rennie Salata aims for reconciliation

The Knoxville News Senitel highlighted Rev. Rennie Salata and the work he’s doing to foster reconciliation in his church, Acton United Methodist Church, and the surrounding community in Enka, NC. Following the 2016 election, Rev. Salata’s congregation is engaging in dialogue across political differences and learning to “come together to support and love one another and continue to have a relationship despite those differences.”