We’re all just walking each other home
by Linda Taylor, reprinted from the Huffington Post. We’ve just heard that Jesus and the disciples were turned away from a Samaritan village where they may have expected to be welcomed.
Political conversations: start with the living room and one day it can perhaps move to the dinner table?
by Veronica Chin, reprinted from the Huffington Post. I always considered myself a pacifist, or at least not an agitator. But thanks to a Living Room Conversation I participated in a
What if our political opposite isn’t (actually) the devil . . . what then?
by Jacob Z. Hess, Partner, Living Room Conversations. Reprinted from the Huffington Post Credit: Bonch Gurevich It used to be that friends and acquaintances were mystified at my interest in liberal-conservative dialogue
Humanization is the solution
by Katie Page. Reprinted from The Huffington Post I am angry. The events of past weeks, months and yes, years angers me. It is centuries of violence and hate. I hear
How can we unite if we don’t even understand each other?
by Jacob Z. Hess, Partner, Living Room Conversations. Reprinted from The Huffington Post It’s been a rough month in America. From Orlando to Dallas, from Louisiana to Minnesota, the bloodshed has been
Two pacifists go to a shooting range
by Mary Gaylord. Reprinted from The Huffington Post It took me by surprise when my hippie-liberal-pacifist friend called and asked if I’d go to a shooting range with her. She’d received a
What is the future we want on nuclear weapons?
The future of America’s nuclear arsenal goes beyond presidential politics. It’s a conversation that all Americans need to be a part of. by Joan Blades. Reprinted from the Christian Science Monitor
Russians, republicans, and democrats
by Mary Gaylord. Reprinted from The Daily Camera. Last week I went out with three girlfriends to enjoy some beer at a local brewpub. One woman I know quite well, the
On his way out, holder goes big on asset forfeiture
The outgoing AG makes a huge play to reform our scandalous asset forfeiture laws. But even so, it’s just a start. Congress needs to act. by Joan Blades and Matt
Are police stealing people’s property?
Our asset forfeiture laws are a mess, and they’re letting cops confiscate property. Left and right ought to agree on this one. by Joan Blades and Matt Kibbe. Reprinted from The
Faith in Citizens
September 20th I was invited to share the Living Room Conversations story at the Religions of the Earth Conference in NY preceding the climate march. I was thrilled because faith
American politics: beyond angels and demons
In celebration of July 4, Independence Day in the United States, Transformation asks what lies in store for democracy in America? By Jacob Hess. Reprinted from openDemocracy. Sign at a Tea Party
Living Room Conversations, This is the one thing the right and left are working together on in congress
It’s time to get right on crime. By Joan Blades and Grover Norquist. Reprinted from Time. There is gridlock in Congress. A Republican House can veto any progressive idea advanced by
Can you change the world from your living room?
Americans with different political views may yell at each other but they rarely talk or listen. It’s time to revitalize a different form of political conversation. This is the third