L’Abri Fellowship - Southborough

Political Polarization, Pervasive Loneliness and the Exhausted Middle

March 4, 2019

 

Saturday, Feb 23
9:30 AM

Political Polarization, Pervasive Loneliness and the Exhausted Middle 

Joshua Chestnut
A recent social survey found that the amount of Americans with no close friends has tripled since the mid-80's and that nearly 25% report having no one in their life who they consider a trusted confidant.  How might these epidemic levels of loneliness, combined with the echo-chamber nature of social media have contributed to our national crisis of political polarization and what are some ways forward for those who find themselves exhausted by the angry discourse by those on extremes of the political spectrum?

 

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