There are other excellent initiatives that seek to foster loving and respectful conversations among persons having strong disagreements that complement the approach that is modeled on this website. They include the following:
Grad & Faculty Roundtables
This initiative explores the intersection of science, faith and philosophy using a three-hour dinner-discussion format held at a set of “top 20” prestigious universities across the country. These roundtables are known for bringing together faculty and grad students who are devout and even more who are “not known to be devout.” For more information, go to www.cambridgeroundtable.org. Questions can be directed to David Thom, President of The Leadership Connection, at davethom@MIT.edu or SocratesInTheSquare@gmail.com.
The Colossian Forum
This initiative is committed to helping Christians “experience the transforming power of conflict” by “practicing loving God and each other while engaging difficult disagreements.” They do so primarily by means of their Colossian Way curricula that bring together small groups to engage divisive topics as well as their WayFinder training for organizational leadership teams. For more information, go to www.colossianforum.org. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
This is a national movement designed to “bring liberals, conservatives and others the grassroots level – not to find centrist compromises, but to find one another as citizens.” They seek to “help Americans to understand each other beyond stereotypes, form community alliances, and reduce the vitriol that poisons our civic culture.” For more information, go tohttps://braverangels.org. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.