Alternately, I now work with teams that are presented with goals and are connected to the "why" story. We then move through
As a result, people's responses range from fear of bullying, to a dread of a Nazi Germany-style dictatorship, to concerns
None of us are immune from assumptions that kill even the initiative for dialogue. Bohm suggested: that we look inside at
. So much of our country lives in a space of fear, anger, and loss at a time when we need thoughtfulness, tolerance and understanding. Add love to your holiday menu, and maybe you can find a way to build a bridge to make Thanksgiving great again.
The tone was set, and with the common sense ground rules established, we formed in to small groups of six people.  Showing
The next morning I awoke to various unfiltered opinions of newscasters, family members, friends, and individuals that I barely
We in America stand at a moment of great opportunity. We are directly addressing critical issues including healthcare, taxes, immigration, foreign policy, counterterrorism, police and community relations, and second amendment rights. "Voter apathy" has not been a problem this time around.
If the debt is now $19 trillion, we will just tax the rich and it won't affect the rest of us. • Knowing that listening - not
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Mary Gaylord is a Program Development Partner with Living Room Conversations, an organization committed to bringing together
A recent work trip found me networking with two women I hadn't met before. It didn't take long before I noticed a pattern pop up. Let's see if you catch it.
And that is why I folded an entire year's worth of the United States Congress's efforts into paper airplanes, 10,718 of them
Rogers found that "you have to be engaged for the long term," not simply show up. The field of democratic engagement and conflict resolution has crucial insights, like finding common interests and the craft of negotiation.
After the first round of conversation, a participant named Ann Marie remarked to the group, "After all, we're just walking
It is worrisome, however, to realize that the conversations my family has, the ones where we are up in arms and become defensive
If he was right, America is now suffering from a poisoning epidemic on a vast scale. I was baffled. Why so much resistance
Bonhoeffer asks this question as he considers the Holocaust--looking back at both human depravity and the complicity that keeps "good humans" from acting. What turns all of us into bystanders and benefactors, safe in our homes, content not to rock the boat?
One of the striking things about The Innocents and the other books in the series is how the town of Jericho almost becomes
Understood, Peace is not a relationship of nations; it is a state of mind of the people of the nations and lasting peace