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Coming Soon: Giving Tuesday!

I’m really present to the power of this work, especially as we approach the holidays. Living Room Conversations has helped me listen more deeply to my family when we disagree, and let’s just say that

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A Conversation Can Change a Life

We get a lot of positive feedback about our work. But it’s not every week we read words like this: “18 people in a conference room in stunned amazement of the beauty we were sharing

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Embracing the Golden Rule!

Our partner the National Institute for Civil Discourse is rolling out a major initiative this coming Sunday, November 3. Here’s an excerpt from the web page describing the initiative: On Sunday, November 3, 2019, exactly one year before

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No Trick, This Conversation is a Treat

You’ve already met one of our many dedicated volunteers Michael Taggart back in March, when he was featured in an interview about his volunteer experience. We were delighted when Michael submitted  a new Conversation Guide called

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Polishing Our Conversation Guides

Just when you thought our Conversation Guides couldn’t get any better… We are so excited to let you all in on the major changes that have been made to our Conversation Guides. Why change such

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Talk about long term impacts!

I have some treasured friends who support my efforts to have meaningful conversations with people from across the political spectrum. Last month my friend Elisa Batista wrote a story for Medium about how participating in

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How Courageous is Your Listening?

In honor of the fourth annual International Day of Listening on Thursday, September 19th, 2019, Living Room Conversations is launching a brand new Guide and hosting a video call focused on Listening Courageously that same

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Becoming Beloved Community in Arkansas

This week’s story is about St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, who are using Living Room Conversations in their “Becoming Beloved Community” program. St. Paul’s is offering a series of Living Room Conversations to

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Abortion: maybe we can talk about it

The pastor of my church in Boise, Idaho, who is also my brother, confided to our congregation one Sunday morning that he found himself avoiding certain topics from the pulpit because he didn’t want to

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Send Us A Selfie Video!

I’m Brialle Ringer, Living Room Conversations’ Communications Partner. I invite you to send us a 60-second (or less) video of yourself answering one of the following questions from our Race & Ethnicity series Conversation Guide.

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New Conversation: Gender

Living Room Conversations has published a Conversation Guide on Gender! Like all our Guides, it emphasizes personal experience over position-taking. We think you’ll find that talking about it in a Living Room Conversation helps you

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Strategy Revealed!

Happy Summer!  We are honored to have an op-ed about Living Room Conversations’ core strategy featured in The Fulcrum, a digital news organization focused on efforts to reverse the dysfunctions plaguing American democracy.  Our short form piece starts

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Partnership! with the Black Women’s Agenda

Living Room Conversations is very proud of our partnerships–and our partners! This week, I want to let you know about a new partnership program: the “Spirit of Change Conversation Series.” The Spirit of Change Conversation Series

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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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12 Days Of Reflection Start Today!

I have some fun for you this week: The 12 Days of Reflection! This is our first-ever major coordinated social media campaign, and it has been such fun to create it for you! Starting today

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Having A Willing Partner On The Other Side

A few weeks ago, our co-founder Joan Blades wrote you about the elections–and our brand-new “What’s Next U.S.? (Post-Midterms 2018)” Living Room Conversation and Guide. This week, we offer you a short film of Joan

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A “Living Room Experience”

It’s Thanksgiving and I’m thinking of you. Living Room Conversations have completely changed my life and the way I see myself and others. I live in a different world–a world of hope, miraculous connections, and

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New Tool: Living Room Conversations Cohorts

Last week, we asked: What’s Next, US?  We know Living Room Conversations are part of the answer. And Living Room Conversations cohorts may be a growing part of the answer! Here is how they work–written by a member

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What’s Next U.S?

I don’t know about you but I chose to avert my eyes as election returns came in. It was my way of dealing with the stress—of caring deeply about outcomes and at the same time

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Relationships over Politics!

This week, a new treasure for you, a brand-new Living Room Conversation, “Relationships over Politics: Connecting with Friends and Family.” Click on that link to be taken straight to the Conversation! But if you’d like

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