How do we see into our own blind-spots, without shaming ourselves or others?
How do we look into those fearful spaces
we’ve always run from?
Invented by a Jewish rabbi, now there’s Christian speed dating, graduate student speed dating, even speed dating for pet adoption and – for the truly noncommittal – online speed dating.
Living Room Conversations are intimate six person conversations co-hosted by friends with different views that create space for people to talk about significant topics and truly listen to each other.
Early legislators came to work “in the spirit of avowed misunderstanding, without the smallest wish to agree.” Jefferson’s solution? He invited diverse lawmakers to dinner and was widely credited with saving democracy. Maybe we can too?
The Book Club on Race a tool to help diverse people better understand each other. If you’re not sure why that’s important please see the news on any channel and in any newspaper any day of the week.
The Asteroids Club is an approach to communicating about the civic problems that polarize – and paralyze – us. The concept grew out of the field of moral psychology, which tells us that people are more likely to find common ground when they unite to fight common threats.
Do you find Church in our State to your liking? Or is it too hot? Or too Cold? And where-oh-where is just right?!
The climate of our conversations in the past year are as tumultuous as the conversation about our climate; leaving many of us huddled under our umbrellas wondering what in the world is going to happen next! It’s time to come in from this stormy climate and curiously listen to a broad spectrum of views about the climate of our earth.
From “modest is hottest” to the “genderbread man” and everything in between — how do we help our children navigate conflicting messages about sex? Who, where, and how should we be educating kids about sex?
Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. And they matter enough to sit down and listen to other’s views, beliefs and concerns about policing in our communities. Join us as we dialogue toward a more peaceful community.