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Meet Our New Libraries Leader

I want you to meet our new Library Network Partner Sushila Mertens. A volunteer, she has assumed responsibility for our national Living Room Conversations for Libraries. She is the perfect person to do so! In

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Vulnerability Hangover

Let me introduce you to Chad Estes, our newest Faith Communities Partner and leader of the new Living Room Conversations program at Vineyard Boise Christian Fellowship you read about here. Chad very quickly noticed something I think

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The Urgency of Conversation

A few weeks ago, Living Room Conversations was lucky enough to be invited to present at The Urgency of Civility conference held in Washington, DC April 30-May 1, 2019.       Our Managing Partner

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More Curious, Less Furious

Michael C. Taggart is one of many dedicated Living Room Conversations volunteers. A self-identified “constitutional conservative,”  Michael described in an interview with Contributing Partner Gayle Yamauchi-Gleason how he discovered Living Room Conversations last year, and

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Domestic Violence, We Need To Talk

This week, we profile some profoundly important recent organizing in Provo, Utah on domestic violence and sexual assault. Living Room Conversations are being integrated into this program as a tool in the CourtWatch program. To

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It’s Not Too Late!

It’s halfway through one of the biggest weeks of bridge-builders: the National Week of Conversation. What could be easier than signing up for one of our already created, already scheduled, already hosted, online Living Room

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This Amazing Resource

2019 has been full of gratitude and recognition. I will be telling you more about that in the coming months. In this issue of our weekly update, I ask for your support in recognition of what

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A Novel Experience

What wonderful news we received from the owner of an independent bookstore in Zebulon, Georgia who offers Living Room Conversations! Here is the story of how A Novel Experience came to offer Living Room Conversations

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Bolder Together

Most people who plan to do Living Room Conversations in a big way start small. In fact, that’s exactly what we usually recommend: begin with a 4-7 person conversation in person or by video, see

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An exercise in applying Dad’s lessons

We are excited this week to share a beautiful reflection contributed by Living Room Conversations organizer, Kathryn Mitchell of Arlington, Texas. When I was a child, my dad was a TV repairman, and he seemed to

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Come Closer!

Greetings and Happy 2019 to you! A fresh new year has begun. One of our newest supporters wrote us that she’d decided to come closer because we are making a profound difference in the world.

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Coffee on the Corner—Part Two

We never know what will emerge in a Living Room Conversation! Refugee Families and Zero Tolerance was the topic for the July Living Room Conversations gathering at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Ft. Worth, Texas,

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My Three-Minute Smile

I was just minding my own business one morning—going through my email, making my to-do list, getting ready for the day—when I saw the draft email announcing our latest Conversation guide. I’m a picky proofer,

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