2023 Called Together in an Age of Discord
Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture
October 25-27, 2023
Ours is an age of discord. Social alienation and political tribalism prevail; racial tensions divide. The tone of social discourse is harsh, often mean-spirited. Ideals like reasoned compromise, political civility, genuine community, and pursuit of the common good seem unattainable, too often replaced by a suffocating cynicism that can manifest itself in violence.
Yet people of faith are called together to be instruments of truth, justice, mercy, and reconciliation grounded in charity. How might people of faith remember and realize more fully this sacred calling? What might it mean for people of faith to shape the future—communities, institutions, and the church—in ways that promote hope, not despair, and flourishing, not discord?