Three-part election series creates dialogue between people with differing political views

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – It’s no secret the country is politically divided, and talking to people who don’t share the same views can be very challenging.

The Franciscan Spirituality Center and Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are bringing people with differing views together to engage in conversations they may normally avoid.

They are hosting a three-part virtual series called ‘Listening and Loving Through the Political Storm’.

Each session starts with a presentation from speakers and then breaks out into groups for discussion.

The first one took place on October 21st.

It focused on loving your neighbor, despite who they vote for.

The next session will discuss moving away from polarization and working toward solidarity, kinship, and culture peacemaking.

The third one takes place after the election and will include discussions about the outcome of it.

Organizers say this is a chance for people of all political views to express their feelings, understand others’ viewpoints, and look for signs of hope, courage, and healing.

The next two sessions are on October 28th and November 11th, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

It costs $5 dollars to attend.

To learn more and register, call 608-791-5295 or click here.