Untying the Knots – Polarization in America
Saturday 9-12:30 pm
Facilitator: Mike McGillicuddy
Mike is convinced that there is an accelerating crisis of polarization in American society. There is evidence that trust is eroding, lifelong friendships are fraying, families are becoming estranged and faith traditions are impacted by polarization, as well.
In this interactive workshop, Mike will invite participants to step outside their comfort zones, explore the worldviews of others with curiosity and humility, while refraining from persuasion and judgement. The focus is on identifying and building upon what we have in common rather than debating the contested issues that divide us.
Mike McGillicuddy holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, a master’s degree in Industrial Relations from Loyola Univ. of Chicago, and master’s degrees in both Sociology and Social Work from the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
This program is co-sponsored with two neighboring parishes: St. John of the Cross and St. Francis Xavier.