In these highly polarized times, how do we make our Religious Communities places where people can:
- Share their stories and have simple, honest conversations about things that matter
- Find Higher Ground even when common ground is not achievable in the short run
- Create communities that respect the dignity of differences
- Focus on Relational and Communal Healing
In this one-day, interactive workshop for community leaders, we will explore the vision of our religious communities as places for “higher ground.” Hands-on workshops will offer specific skills and practices from the world of conflict transformation to assist professionals and lay leaders in realizing this vision. To view a pdf flyer for this workshop, click here.
A light breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Kosher and Halal dietary laws will be observed.
Keynote: “STEPS TOWARD HEALING RELIGIOUS CONFLICT: ACHIEVING COMMON VISION BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES” – Rabbi Marc Gopin, PhD., James H. Laue Professor of World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University’s Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Featured speakers and facilitators include:
Rev. Mariama White Hammond, Bob Stains, Salma Kazmi, Rabbi David Jaffe, Audrey J. Lee, Rev. Tom Porter, David Hoffman, Chuck Walker, Rabbi Or Rose
Bob Stains & Associates
Boston Law Collaborative Institute
Boston University School of Theology
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
The Kirva Institute
The Pluralism Project, Harvard University