Help us build trust,
relationships, and partnerships among neighbors, citizens, and immigrants of different
faiths and cultures
Mid East Dialogues
Mon. Dec 9, 2012
Sun. Jan. 13, 2013
Wed. Dec 12, 2012
Wed. Jan. 23, 2013
Thurs. Dec. 20, 2012
Thurs. Jan. 24, 2013
Call The Dialogue Project at 718-768-2175 for more information.
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Learn about our Community Partner
Speaking Across Differences
Community Empowerment Through Dialogues, Interfaith Outreach and Training
The Dialogue Project is invited to communities around the country to help develop Speaking and Connecting Across Differences programs. This model dialogue gathers adults and youth who find that their neighborhood dynamics change as immigrant populations grow. We bring people into each other's sacred and meeting places, breaking through the isolation each community experiences. People from the stoops, prayer rugs and pews learn how to surface our differences and find common universal values that they share.
Here are some pictures of the 2012 YOUTH DIALOUGE CORPS. and below the pictures is an adult program sample agenda.
Please email Clara@thedialogueproject.org if you are interested in developing a program in your area.
SPEAKING ACROSS DIFFERENCES SAMPLE AGENDA
||Small group dialogue (small groups
Last time we didn't get to the main issue – places where your
particular culture and values may differ from the larger society.
are going to lead into tonight's question with an exercise where we ask
you to speak from your “I”, from your
personal feelings and experience.
– An experience from the “I”: I have
experienced a cultural value or
custom different from my own, and it made me laugh, cry, disturbed me,
informed me, caused me to see something in a different way.
only from your personal experience, please share your experience with
Have you experienced a conflict (within yourself or
with someone else, a co-worker, on the job, at school etc.) because
your values differed from the greater secular, civil culture?
- pledge allegiance in school
- swearing an oath on bible in
- young age marriage (Court has to approve)
prostitution newsstands selling/displaying magazines with
scantily clad people on covers (some newsstands
remove these, honoring
concerns about modestly; others do not, honoring "freedom of speech"
| 8:00 -
||Large group sharing of small group