Archive | June, 2014

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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