Christian leaders look for plan to close gaps between people of faith
Our take: Christian leaders from a diverse range of beliefs, backgrounds and political sides came together at the Faith, Politics and Better Angels summit in Washington to look for ways to find common ground between people of faith. Because of bickering and division within the faith community due to social and religious issues, the Christian leaders worked to come up with ways to open lines of communication and to lead by example.
Christian leaders from the left and the right gathered in Washington Thursday for the Faith, Politics and Better Angels summit in an attempt to find some common ground.
The phrase was taken from President Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural address, in which he appealed to the "better angels of our nature."
Former Missouri Sen. John Danforth attended the event, hosted by theFaith and Politics Institute. He said the faith community needs to move past all the bickering.
"I'm here because I think this is a very important matter," he said. "I mean, the country is fractured. Politics isn't working. The American people realize that. It's gridlock."
Summit organizers say the goal was for Christian leaders to come up with a plan on how to use their influence to help change the divisive tone in politics.
Read more about Christian leaders working to improve communication on CBN.com.
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