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Conversation Watch: Police and Community

As we mentioned in our last blog and Facebook posts, we will be posting a book list of recommended readings that show how various people are seeking and sometimes achieving common ground. One of our first recommendations was Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey Into the Heart of America which focuses on how individual communities are […]

Seeking Common Ground…Holy Ground

“A priest, a rabbi, and an imam walk into a synagogue…” Sounds like the start of a punchline for a joke.  However, this was no joke but rather the first in a series of interfaith meetings between spiritual leaders in West Hartford, Connecticut who decided to look for common ground following a number of hate incidents […]

A bridge across the divide

With the National Week of Conversation behind us, we wanted everyone who has been following us on this journey to get a full summary of the impact of this event. For those of you who attended an event. we applaud that you took action and were a part of the change that we here at […]

States vs Federal: Where can we look for Common Ground?

This past week we witnessed two vastly different approaches to common ground.  On the one hand, we watched as the State of Florida and its heretofore conservative Governor Rick Scott passed what could be described for that particular state as surprisingly progressive gun control legislation.  The package approved by the Florida legislature and signed by […]