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Building Bridges through Dialogue and Open Communication
September 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
How can we assist our communities to talk together about difficult topics, honor difference, recognize common ground and be able to embody the Gospel? This workshop will use tools of non-violent communication and restorative practice to engage participants in three strategic initiatives – affordable housing, immigration and healthcare, that are being widely discussed in our time. How do we engage communities in the work of Catholic Charities, especially when there is resistance/hostility to this work? Building bridges is especially critical in view of the imminent election, political climate, and the needs of our sisters and brothers. Empowering people in this common ground to move from direct service to justice (advocacy) and thus help to shape the public discourse in our country.