The glory which You have given Me I have given to them [Jesus’ disciples], that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity. —Jesus (John 17:22-23)
Perhaps since the Civil War, our country has never been more divided. Republicans and Democrats have vastly different ideas for governing. Blacks believe the police, particularly white officers, use disproportionate force against them. And with the vast array of worldviews represented in America—from atheism to Islam to Roman Catholicism to mainline Protestantism to Charismatics to Evangelicals—it seems impossible that there will ever be unity in our land.
This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll look at some of the divisions in America and discuss whether and how unity can be achieved when there is so much diversity. We will also talk about the upcoming Together 2016 event on Saturday, July 16 on the National Mall in Washington DC, an ecumenical gathering of Evangelicals, Catholics, and Charismatics “to come together around Jesus in a counter-cultural moment of unity and love for each other.”