How does a belief that there’s not enough to go around lead to some of the divisive issues we’re facing in America today? Fear of losing jobs, fear of losing what we know and fear of someone coming from “outside” to take something from us are powerful motivators. These fears are being tapped into by our leaders entice voters into a tribalism that is devastating to community and is in opposition to the Biblical life portrayed by Jesus Christ.
Tyra A. Mariani is the President & Chief Operating Officer at New America, a think tank/action tank working to find solutions to the issues of today’s American culture. Prior to joining New America, Mariani worked in Washington as Chief of Staff in the U.S. Department of Education under the Obama Administration.
Tyra also sees the dangers of Christianity that preaches division and opportunity to change things for the better. Listen to this interesting discussion of fear and empowerment in America today.