Belonging and Building Understanding
Staying Connected in Times of Isolation
This year we’re leaning into the theme of belonging and hoping 2022 is the year we all feel more seen and heard. COVID has impacted many of our relationships and ability to gather. These resources will help you connect and build better communication.
Watch how Pastor Pedro Silva is keeping his community connected safely using Living Room Conversations:
Do it yourself! Living Room Conversations guides give you everything you need to have great conversations with your family or friends and their friends. If you have questions about how to do it yourself we have video, written materials and even office hours to answer questions. Co-host with a friend you haven’t seen for awhile and each invite two friends that you are curious to hear from—then have a great conversation. Don’t have your own video service? We can help! We have Zoom conference lines that we are sharing with Living Room Conversations users. Request one here.
We’ve written some great conversation guides specifically for this time; we also have conversation guides that are relevant now more than ever. Check them out below.
Great Conversation Guides
Four Sacred Gifts Pathway
The below conversation guides are a series based on Dr. Anita Sanchez’s book The Four Sacred Gifts – Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times. You may find them particularly useful during times of turmoil.
Loss and Grief in the Time of Corona Pathway
One of the major impacts of this global pandemic is isolation and loneliness.
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Living Room Conversations is uniquely positioned as a leader in keeping people connected through meaningful conversations. We have been doing this work for 10 years, unknowingly preparing for this moment, ready to rise to the occasion.
Our team is pivoting, adapting, and working tirelessly to respond to this global pandemic with supportive resources and video conversations.
We want to continue doing this work, and expand our capacity to respond as coronavirus and its impact on our communities continues to unfold, and we need your help.
Your contribution helps us offer opportunities to connect and combat loneliness at this crucial time in human history.
Sources of Inspiration and Hope
Beauty, Joy, Art
Music unites neighbors and lifts their spirits in song — “Bella Ciao” Balcony performance in Italy
The Rotterdam Symphony playing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony—Movement IV “Ode to Joy”—FROM THEIR HOMES
This pandemic can either drive us apart or it can drive us together. National Conversation Project’s 300 partner organizations invite Americans to weave a stronger community, especially now.
We’re drawn to Living Room Conversations because we understand the power of being a loving presence in the face of fear. Because for us, “we’re all in this together” isn’t just a catchy phrase, but an ethos tattooed on our hearts.