An unflinching, ongoing conversation about the most difficult divisions of our time, between people who don’t look or think alike and believe it’s a deep act of love for country to head straight at it.
Invented by a Jewish rabbi, now there’s Christian speed dating, graduate student speed dating, even speed dating for pet adoption and – for the truly noncommittal – online speed dating.
The Book Club on Race a tool to help diverse people better understand each other. If you’re not sure why that’s important please see the news on any channel and in any newspaper any day of the week.
It’s likely that there truly is no freedom more dear to Americans and more central to our national character than our freedom of conscience. But in the era where we seek agreement and approval, it rankles us when others don’t hold our same values and don’t hew to our personal moral compass.
Early legislators came to work “in the spirit of avowed misunderstanding, without the smallest wish to agree.” Jefferson’s solution? He invited diverse lawmakers to dinner and was widely credited with saving democracy. Maybe we can too?
Spike Lee’s story of a prison inmate trying to earn himself an early release by talking his estranged son into playing basketball at the governor of New York’s alma mater. Starring Denzel Washington.
In keeping with the spirit of April Fool’s Day (albeit a little late) and in celebration of the last program in our sixth “Faith, Food, Friday” season, we thought we’d just throw the topic up in the air. Who knows what we’ll talk about.
When you’re doing something as crazy as trying to cross the partisan divide, you meet some interesting fellow travelers along the way. Here’s where we bring them to meet you and we hang out. Hookahs strictly optional.
The Asteroids Club is an approach to communicating about the civic problems that polarize – and paralyze – us. The concept grew out of the field of moral psychology, which tells us that people are more likely to find common ground when they unite to fight common threats.
Living Room Conversations are intimate six person conversations co-hosted by friends with different views that create space for people to talk about significant topics and truly listen to each other.