Bridging Divides on Controversial Issues

Our Divided America

By Gregg Henriques

I am a therapist and I am here to tell you that America needs therapy. Therapy is what folks need when they are suffering, when they are having serious conflicts in their relationships, when they are are confused about their identity...

Individual rights are foundational for a free society. However, a single-minded focus on rights alone -- either for individuals or for groups -- limits our capacity for moral personhood. We need to work toward shared virtues as well.

It seems that each time there has been a mass shooting, a familiar non-dialogue emerges. Many on the left call out for some form of gun control, while many on the right maintain that the problem of gun violence lies somewhere else...