Public Conversations Project is Hiring!

Public Conversations Project is accepting resumes for Communications & Development Coordinator. COMMUNICATIONS & DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION Download PDF The work of Public Conversations Project spans many disciplines: our dialogue practitioners and staff work with groups and individuals in politics, higher education, religious communities, and civic organizations, to name a few. We are passionate about our […]

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Shifting the Inter-Religious Dialogue in Nigeria

The recent abduction of 300 girls by Boko Haram has spotlighted ongoing tensions in Nigeria. In a country where more than 20,000 lives have been lost over the past decade to outbreaks of religiously-connected violence, Public Conversations partners with the Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC) to help build trust between Muslim and Christian communities. Together, we […]

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Creating Welcoming Communities: Immigration in America

Communities throughout the United States are struggling today with conflicts around growing immigrant populations. This is especially true in areas that are straining to recover from major economic shifts. These communities often experience heightened anxiety that can lead to mistrust, hate crimes, and reluctance of new arrivals to interact with long-time residents. Public Conversations is […]

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Doing Something About the Gridlock in Washington

“Why don’t you go to Washington and help fix the mess down there?” That is the question we are asked most frequently these days at Public Conversations. In the wake of the 2013 government shutdown and ongoing political gridlock, the American public is fed up with the dysfunctional relationship between the two major parties and […]

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“I’m Not Like That”: Why It Offends, Where It Makes Sense

A few months ago, an article on feminist masculinity on the Women in Theology blog sparked a difficult, testy, extraordinary conversation on a friend’s Facebook page. It also happened to strike repeatedly on one of my rawest nerves. The article is so tightly written that a quick scan—with a word or sentence taken out of […]

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Preparing to Connect

When I think about things I’ve said in my life that I regret, I notice some common threads. First, these regrettable utterances almost always arise from some kind of conflict over something I care about. The more intensely I care, the higher the conversational stakes, the more likely it is I’ll say something I regret. […]

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