Seeking Higher Ground: Religion and Conflict Transformation


Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (All day)


160 Herrick Rd, Newton, MA 02459, USA
In these highly polarized times, how do we make our Religious Communities places where people can:
  • Share their stories and have simple, honest conversations about things that matter
  • Find Higher Ground even when common ground is not achievable in the short run
  • Create communities that respect the dignity of differences
  • Focus on relational and communal healing
In this one-day, interactive workshop for community leaders, we will explore the vision of our religious communities as places for "higher ground." Hands-on workshops will offer specific skills and practices from the world of conflict transformation to assist professionals and lay leaders in realizing this vision. $20 registration fee, includes breakfast and lunch. Featured speakers and facilitators include: Rev. Mariama White Hammond, Bob Stains, Salma Kazmi, Rabbi David Jaffe, Audrey J. Lee, Rev. Tom Porter, David Hoffman, Chuck Walker, Rabbi Or Rose Sponsored by: Bob Stains & Associates, Boston Law Collaborative Institute, Boston University School of Theology, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, Essential Partners, Hebrew College, The Kirva Institute, The Pluralism Project.