The United States is on the verge of a new civil war. Not yet a shooting war, but just as during the lead up to the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, Americans are divided into two camps, and constructive dialogue is scarce. Where are the peacemakers? Is there anyone or any group who can serve as an honest broker by listening respectfully to both sides and work to heal the rift? In his sermon, “Silos of Discord,” Doug makes the case that the practice of the Seven Principles equips UUs to undertake the task of bridging the divide, and restoring respectful discourse to our public sphere. Special music for this service by vocalist Sue Matthews.