Address given by Bart Worden, Clergy Leader for the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester on Sunday, December 2, 2018. A core value for Ethical Humanism is respect for others but how does one do that with people who hold and act upon beliefs that are antithetical to one’s own beliefs?

Sociologist Arlie Hochschild has been attempting to do just that, and her book, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right” describes her journey as she listened for the “deep storied” that underlay their points of view. In this address, Bart aims to bring his own answers to her question:”…is it possible, without changing our beliefs, to know others from the inside, to see reality through their eyes, to understand the links between life, feeling, and politics?”