healing divides
starts with conversation.

What is a Living Room Conversation?

A Living Room Conversation is a simple way to heal divides.

It is a conversational model developed by dialogue experts in order to facilitate connection between people despite their differences, and even identify areas of common ground and shared understanding.

Within this model, we have developed over 100 conversation guides on all sorts of topics that can otherwise be tense to talk about with friends, strangers, and even loved ones of differing backgrounds and political persuasions. 

You can explore all of our current topics (we’re developing new ones all the time) and even join an upcoming online conversation event to experience it for yourself!

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Our work bringing people together virtually for conversations and vital connection amid the Coronavirus pandemic was covered in the New York Times! 

From the article: ‘ “It’s a way of taking care of people,” Ms. Blades said. “Maybe you’re signing up for these conversations because you’re lonely, or maybe you’re hosting a conversation because you’re worried about someone in your network who’s isolated.” ‘

Explore the work of Living Room Conversations with communities of faith across the nation.

Trending Topics

Political ads and media are fanning our anxiety about the other side and threatening the very fabric of our communities. Can we engage with generosity and lead with our deepest values at this time of heightened political polarization? Can we be peace builders?

 Have you read the headline news about the election and found your blood pressure rise and your mood change? Do you find your inner peace shaken by the stress of America’s election season?

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Sat 24

American Creed

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Sat 24

SPECIAL: History and Society for Teens!

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
Mon 26

Money In Politics

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
Thu 29

Political Peace Building

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

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What a Living Room Conversation looks like

Two conversation hosts with different viewpoints each invite one or two others to join together for structured conversation on a specific topic. (We have a lot of structured topic guides to choose from, or you can create your own).

The Conversation Agreements and structure help assure a good experience and allow participants to get to know each other.

Living Room Conversations can happen anywhere: our homes, coffee shops, conference spaces, churches, and more and more online via video chat. 

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