As our new theme for humankind in 2018, we felt inspired to explore ways to create deeper connections between people, and to start with learning to turn conversations, especially the challenging and uncomfortable ones, into opportunities for deeper interactions.
The mission of the humankind network is to strengthen our sense of shared humanity, across boundaries real and perceived, by learning to have conversations that connect. To help us fulfill our mission, we are collaborating with an organization called Living Room Conversations.
By Reverend Rebecca Dinovo
Our chosen topic was on the (potentially charged) subject of the intersection of faith and politics. However, as we followed the helpful Living Room Conversation guide and format, I noticed the people at my table were able and willing to be vulnerable with one another and share not only varying viewpoints, but even some significant fears they had about what is happening in our nation and here in California.