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Transforming Conversations in Divisive Times: Meeting the Challenge in Comm...

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Hebrew College

160 Herrick Road

Newton, MA 02459

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Please join us for an interactive skills workshop focused on introducing strategies for faith leaders to facilitate constructive dialogue in our polarized communities. (Breakfast snacks and registration will take place between 8:30 - 9:00 AM).

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MORNING (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Welcome, Introductions & Overview of the Workshop

Opening Dialogue:

Peacemaking – Inside and Out: Using the Internal Family Systems Model and Reflective Structured Dialog for Healing in Religious and Faith Communities

IFS Founding Developer Dick Schwartz

Essential Partners Executive Director Parisa Parsa

Table Dialogue & Discussions


LUNCH (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)


AFTERNOON (1:00 - 4:30 pm)

Plenary Address, “Walking By Faith - Living Courageously within Faith Communities and the Larger Community” (1:00 – 2:15 p.m.)

Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Pastor, New York, AME


Choice of Breakout Sessions (2:30 – 4:00 p.m.):

“Restorative Justice/Healing Justice” (Thomas Porter)

“Conversational Resilience: Listening and Speaking across Divides" (Robert Stains)

“Negotiating Across World Views” (Jeff Seul, Esq.)

“Managing the Tension Between Being a Peacemaker

and Fighting for Social Justice” (David Hoffman, Esq. and Rabbi David Jaffe)


Final Discussions, Q&A

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