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
This one-day, interactive conference 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 communities and leaders in working towards this vision.
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
David A. Hoffman, Celine Ibrahim, Rabbi David Jaffe, Salma Kazmi, Audrey J. Lee, Thomas Porter, Or Rose, Robert Stains, Chuck Walker
Bob Stains Consulting and Training
Boston Law Collaborative Institute
Boston Theological Institute
Boston University School of Theology