Our divisions and disagreements are profound. We are fracturing. The stress feels combustible, so volatile in fact that we aren't talking. We can't go on this way.
Is there an alternative to the rancor of now? Is there no suitable forum for discourse?
Has civility died?
What if key leaders from religion, philosophy, science, and the arts assembled to explore the questions fueling their disagreements-and ours? If there was a suitable venue, would uncommon fellows gather, talk with each other about their divisions, and do so with civility? It's a brave proposition, but...