It’s one thing to say “we’re in this together.” It’s another thing entirely to practice “belonging” and pay the kind of price required to actually broaden one’s tent; to include people who would just as soon exclude or eliminate you from the socio-cultural mix altogether. 

For many years now, Ben McBride has been doing the strange and difficult work of redefining what it means for folks to belong to one another, not just as a sentiment, but as a personal, cultural and institutional practice. 

He is an activist, a spiritual leader, one of the most valued voices in the country when it comes to the conversation about police/community trust building and gun violence. He is my guest on this episode. Check it out.