Can Encounter and Solidarity Overcome Divisions and Despair?

Marcus Mescher, a writer for Millennial since its inception, is an associate professor of Christian ethics at Xavier University. He is the author of The Ethics of Encounter: Christian Neighbor Love as a Practice of Solidarity (Orbis, 2020). He has also written for numerous academic journals and popular periodicals, including America Magazine and National Catholic Reporter. In this episode, he discusses “the divided states of America”, partisanship, rising levels of isolation and despair, Pope Francis, the globalization of indifference, and more. Co-hosts Kristen Day and Millennial editor Robert Christian discuss abortion and the class divide, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the March for Life, the common good, and support for pregnant women.

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