Presentation and hand-out documents from the March 2018 "Brave Conversations" Spring Learning Event at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.
This year's Spring Learning Event will look at the need for gracious dialogue among people with different perspectives, passions and experiences. Gather a group from your congregation and come together with others to acquire and share techniques and inspiration for establishing the church as a gracious place for dialogue on challenging topics and expanding the possibilities for reconciliation and transformation.
The Kaleidoscope Institute will facilitate the day's program, adapted specifically for use in congregations and communities in the Diocese of Massachusetts.
• Experience a gracious dialogue process focused on the topic of race.
• Learn how to provide hospitality and prepare people for dialogue, not debate.
• Learn how to invite people from the church and neighborhood to participate in an initial dialogue to achieve mutual understanding through deep listening.
• Learn how to access the "Building Bridges" curriculum to continue development as a dialogue facilitator.
Questions may be directed to the Rev. Karen Montagno (617-482-4826, ext. 413 or firstname.lastname@example.org).