Some churches choose to become a place for challenging conversations. Topics often connect to the work of peace and justice. Sometimes, the difficult conversations need to happen within the church itself and sometimes, it expands to work on restorative justice.
Here are some resources to explore for churches interested in fostering dialogue..
- Christa Tippetts http://www.civilconversationsproject.org
- http://tlh.villagesquare.us/event/summer-swim/ - look for their resources near the bottom of the first page
- Parker Palmer’s work http://www.couragerenewal.org/parker/
Links to start thinking about restorative justice
4. Books that move conversations
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
by Granny and all
Vital Smarts is the consulting firm that wrote this book