On 14 December 2016, Trinity Church Wall Street in New York, USA, convened a Trinity Institute Dialogue on the 2016 U.S. presidential election featuring theologian James Alison and Duncan Morrow, Director of Community Engagement at the University of Ulster (Belfast, UK).
A short answer to the question about the role of the church in encouraging a greater sense of community (streamed video, 03:03) can be watched here
The full conversation (streamed video, 1:31:27):
This paper, which was originally presented at the First International Congress of Theology Students, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá Colombia, now appears as the Introduction to M. Laird and S. Treflé Hidden (eds.) The Practice of the presence of God: theology as a way of life (New York and London: Routledge 2017)
A contribution to the volume entitled “Perfection” from the “Oneing” series, published by the Center for Action and Contemplation, and headlined by Richard Rohr. The full volume can be purchased from the Centre for Action and Contemplation.
James Alison speaks to the America magazine on René Girard, the French historian, literary critic, philosopher of social science, and pioneer of anthropological philosophy: