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Immigration has become a flash point in our politics. It is highly personal for a wide variety of reasons. This conversation is an opportunity to just listen to each other’s experiences around this issue. Increased understanding can be a foundation for better relationships and even solutions.
Forgiving wrongs, intentional, unintentional, historic, big and small is not a simple thing. There are so many ways that we are hurt by others and that we hurt others in our lives. How we manage those hurts is a key part of shaping our lives internally and externally. How can forgiveness help us to become the the person we want to be?
"To Vote or Not to Vote?": A joint initiative of LRC and the Campus Election Engagement Project
Living Room Conversations (LRC) and the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) have created a custom guide to encourage college students and faculty to engage in civil dialogue around why we choose to vote or not to vote.
Explore the work of Living Room Conversations with communities of faith across the nation.
Money in Politics: Robert Reich and Debbie Dooley
Watch a high-profile Living Room Conversation co-hosted by Tea Party Patriots co-founder Debbie Dooley and fmr. US Secretary of Labor and UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich.
American Creed Documentary
Watch a clip from the PBS documentary American Creed, featuring Joan Blades of Living Room Conversations.
LRC at TED: Free Yourself from your Filter Bubbles
Watch the talk given by Joan Blades from Living Room Conversations and John Gable of AllSides at the TEDWomen Conference.
President Donald Trump smiles as he walks on South Lawn of the White House on Feb. 2, 2018.Yuri Gripas / Reuters file Americans used
Mismatch.org is part of Joan Blades’ plan to unite the world. Blades is a delightful mismatch of a person herself. She is a
Call it a domestic peace initiative: Stop judging people unkindly, start making real connections based on shared values. And we do have some.
What is a Living Room Conversation?
It's a simple concept that's surprisingly powerful.
Two conversation hosts from different viewpoints each invite one or two others to join together for structured conversation on a specific topic. (We have a lot of structured topic guides to choose from, or you can create your own).
The Conversation Agreements and structure help assure a good experience and allow participants to get to know each other.
Living Room Conversations can happen anywhere: our homes, coffee shops, conference spaces, churches, and even online via video chat.
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By Joan Blades & John Gable. Reposted from The Aspen Institute. The Better Arguments Project is a new national civic initiative created to help bridge
By Bogdan Matuszynski Over the weekend of March 31st several brave San Diegans and local leaders came together at the Museum of Man to get