Our faith community is made up of many different religious denominations. They are using Living Room Conversations to deepen relationships within their communities, address tensions, invite neighbors in and even talk to sister faith communities, both locally and in other states. Congregations that are holding conversations on a regular basis tell us that they are seeing more openness, curiosity and respect and that members are reporting a greater sense of belonging.
One thing that connects all of the great faith traditions is a version of the Golden Rule: “Treat others as you wish to be treated and love thy neighbor.” Faith communities are where people go to become who they aspire to be and because of that, conversations in these communities are a powerful way to build belonging and heal the divides in our country.
We can help you in the following ways:
– Direct you to one of our regularly scheduled host trainings
– Help you decide which conversations to begin with
– Share best practices from our growing faith community
– Match you with a “sister congregation” to hold conversations
Please contact our Faith Communities Team using the form below. We’d love to help you get your conversations started.
Faith Communities Support
Reverend Pedro Silva
Reverend Pedro Silva discusses how engaging with others through Living Room Conversations has served and strengthened his congregation and his community
Watch how Vineyard Church in Boise, Idaho has implemented Living Room Conversations to help create a sacred place of care and listening.
Conversation Topic Guides
We have over 100 topic guides that invite users to talk about their values, their community, and their relationships.
Below you will find a selection of guides that are specifically written with and for faith communities.
Leaders from Piedmont Community Church in Northern California discuss how Living Room Conversations strengthen faith communities and bridge ideological divides.
Faith Community Stories
Discover how faith communities are using Living Room Conversations to strengthen their congregations and communities.
- Abortion: Maybe We Can Talk About It
- Vineyard Boise hosted 42 church members for a conversation on abortion with the Abortion: For Against, or Somewhere in Between Conversation Guide
- Being a Beacon in Boise with Living Room Conversations
- Pastor Chad Estes has been hosting Living Room Conversations at Vineyard Boise. Find out the impact on his congregation.
- Bolder Together
- Twelve congregations in Southern California banded together to host Living Room Conversations on the same topic.
- Coffee on the Corner: Part Two
- St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Ft. Worth, Texas, shares their impact from a conversation on the Refugee Families and Zero Tolerance Conversation Guide.
- Re-imagining Police: Community Relations
- Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas brought together a cross-section of their community to have conversation about Police – Community Relations.
- The Truthful Things We Long to Say
- Pastor Chad Estes shares how his congregation members are applying Living Room Conversations in their daily lives.
Interested in starting a Living Room Conversations community in your congregation? Have other questions? Feel free to reach out to our faith partners through the contact form below.
Read more about how to have your own Living Room Conversation – including best practices and a step-by-step process – by clicking the button below.