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Peacebuilding organizations throughout the United States are coming together to collaborate on a day filled with content and events, led by the Ideos Institute. Workshops, discussions, a documentary premiere, and other resources will be aimed at transcending division and polarization. The entire day is free and open for people on every side of any issue.View & Register for National Day of Dialogue Events
As part of the National Day of Dialogue, we’ll be joining Alliance for Peacebuilding on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 3:00pm EST for a webinar exploring how to ensure peacebuilding programming in the United States follows principles that integrate conflict risk and evaluate effectiveness.
The webinar will include Polly Byers, Executive Director of Karuna Center; Tim Philips, CEO and Founder of Beyond Conflict; Liz Hume, Acting CEO of Alliance for Peacebuilding and Board Member at Karuna Center; Jessica Baumgardner-Zuzik, Senior Director of Learning and Evaluation at Alliance for Peacebuilding; and Theo Sitther, Senior Fellow at Alliance for Peacebuilding.Register for Jan. 5 Webinar
Dialogue Training Guides from Karuna Center
The practice of dialogue is central to nearly all Karuna Center programs. The mutual understanding and commitment built among dialogue participants serves as a foundation for broader outreach, advocacy, and community-building initiatives. Learn more about Karuna Center’s past & present programs that incorporate dialogue >
MORE RESOURCES FOR DIALOGUE in THE U.S. CONTEXT
A sampling of resources from amazing work being done in many communities across the United States—made publicly available by various organizations noted below. This list draws partly from a list of resources curated by Hands Across the Hills.
- Conversation Agreements, from Living Room Conversations
- Principles for Conversation Cafés, from Conversation Café
- From Convergence: Online Dialogue Guide, & Tips and Tools for Successful Dialogue
- Listen First Project’s Conversation Guide
- Essential Partners’ Guide for Conversations Across the Red-Blue Divide
- “How to Talk to Your Neighbor” Guide, from the One America Movement
- Race in America: A Dialogue Guide, from Essential Partners
- The Acceptance Project (TAP) Handbook, focusing on work among high school students
- Fostering Dialogue Across Divides, from the Public Conversations Project (now Essential Partners)
Important research to inform the work:
- Transforming the Color of US Peacebuilding: Types of Dialogue to Protect and Advance Multi-racial Democracy, by Lisa Schirch, Toda Peace Institute
- Beyond Conflict’s report, America’s Divided Mind: Understanding the Psychology that Drives us Apart
Insights from Dialogue Experts In the Field
Conversations we hosted in 2021