You're invited to a "courageous conversation" among people with differing opinions on politics and social issues. It's neither a formal debate nor a free-for-all; just a diversity of people making the effort to respect each other.
If you'd enjoy participating in such a discussion, we are eager to hear from you.
In a time of profound divisiveness, I hope that these "courageous conversations" demonstrate that it's possible to build bridges between people who view their communities from different perspectives. - Matt Lehrman
It's not the choice of topic that DETERMINES a "courageous conversation" SO MUCH AS your willingness to consider someone else's PERSPECTIVE.
A HEALTHY COMMUNITY IS ONE THAT'S CONTINUALLY ENGAGED IN MINDFUL AND PURPOSEFUL DISCUSSION ABOUT ITS TOUGHEST CHALLENGES.
WHAT GOOD IS HAVING "FREE SPEECH" IF NOBODY IS WILLING TO LISTEN TO WHAT ANYBODY ELSE HAS TO SAY?
JUST BECAUSE WE DISAGREE DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE CAN'T BE FRIENDS. it must be possible to DISAGREE WITHOUT BEING DISAGREEABLE.
Mr. Rogers said it best: "If it's human, it's mentionable. And if it's mentionable, it's manageable." So, how about we mention everything?