In an era of polemical social media, partisan politics, and increased tensions around “the other”—the political other, the racial other, the immigrant other, the gendered other, the religious other. As groups of people experience anxiety provoked by fear of the other, they look to leaders enact power to resolve their anxieties.
Given this context, how should religious leaders think about, talk about, teach about, steward, challenge, and address power? Among the questions we explored:
- How do we steward our personal power?
- What constitutes a theology of power?
- How might we address power?
- What is the role of religious leaders in the prophetic act of speaking to power?