“Uniting Fractured Communities Through Dialogue, Part 2 – Discovering Deeper Connections With Dialogue”, Episode #94
Learn more about the power of dialogue in “Uniting Fractured Communities Through Dialogue, Part 2 – Discovering Deeper Connections With Dialogue”.
Recently, I was interviewed by Duncan for The Omni-Win Project podcast. We discussed topics related to with dialogue & exploring ways that we can see past our differences – in fact, embrace them – to nurture democracy, co-create peace & co-create a world where different ways of being & different perspectives are embraced, celebrated, and utilized to co-create better tomorrows than our yesterdays have been.
The Omni-Win Project podcast is 1 hour long, so I am airing this conversation in 2 parts over two podcast episodes. Last week, in Part 1, Duncan & I discussed facilitated dialogues between law enforcement & various community members, including activists. Today, in Part 2, we discuss other, more informal types of dialogue & the importance of learning another person’s truths, and the wisdom, insights & shared humanity that often can only be discovered when we look beneath the surface.
Positive paradigm shifts happen when we expand our awareness, explore new understandings & embrace the glorious diversity of humanity. All this can happen through dialogue. This, my friends, is your invitation to join in the conversation.
If you’d like to learn more about dialogue, participate in dialogue events, or host a dialogue in your home, here are a few great resources for that:
- The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is a network of innovators who bring people together across divides to discuss, decide & take action together on today’s toughest issues. For more information, go to www.NCDD.org. & listen to Episode #66 of this podcast where I interview Courtney Breese, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation.
- Living Room Conversations. Living Room Conversations works to heal society by connecting people across divides – politics, age, gender, race, nationality, and more – through guided conversations proven to build understanding and transform communities. You can utilize the many structured topic guides, or create your own.
- Make America Dinner Again wants to bring the country back together, 1 dinner at a time. They provide a step-by-step guide to make hosting your own dialogue dinner easy as pie. View the guide here. Download host kit here. To host an online event, go to their Online Events page.
You can also view the full 1-hour interview on YouTube.