Faith Leaders Address Divided Congregations After Bitter Election Battle

Nov 22, 2016

After a contentious presidential campaign, many communities -- and even families -- remain divided over the election of Republican Donald Trump. That’s been a challenge for churches, synagogues and other places of worship, where people with strong feelings may sit side-by-side each week.

We wondered how faith leaders are addressing the election, and whether they might have insights for all of us in how to come together despite our differences of opinion.

Rhode Island Public Radio's Chuck Hinman sat down with Bishop Nicholas Knisely of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, Catholic columnist and retired priest Father John Kiley and Mufti Ikram, resident scholar and imam at the Masjid Al-Islam in North Smithfield. We'll hear first from Bishop Knisely.