You think American politics is polarized and paralyzed? Take a look at the United Kingdom, which has become Disunited in its battle over Brexit. The issue of whether or how to leave the European Union is spilling over into other issues. For example, the nationalists in Scotland and Wales do not want to leave the European Union, but they do want to leave the United Kingdom.
I came across a piece by an Australian Christian named David Robertson, who gave a succinct and lucid explanation of what is going on, then reflects on the role of the church in such divisive times, reflections that would seem to apply also to us Americans in our own political divisions.