The Challenge Of Compromise

Rev. Michael SchulerThere has been much wringing of hands of late over the polarization of American politics. But the problem is hardly restricted to our elected officials. Generally speaking, people seem less willing to put their differences aside and come up with solutions that both parties can live with. Is compromise no longer acceptable? Has it become a dirty word?

Michael A. Schuler has served for twenty-six years as the Parish Minister of the 1450 member First Unitarian Society of Madison, one of the largest Unitarian Universalist congregations in North America. Under his leadership the Society’s membership has increased three-fold. In 2008 the congregation dedicated a new 24,000 square foot sustainably designed addition that met the LEED standard for Gold certification.