Public Conversations Project fosters constructive dialogue where conflicts are driven by differences in identity, beliefs, and values.

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Nov 19, 2015
With heavy hearts and deep sadness, we share the news that our founder and greatest supporter Laura R. Chasin died unexpectedly on the evening of Tuesday, November 17th. Here is the obituary issued in The Boston Globe. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College,... READ MORE

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Getting to Gratitude

Gratitude might not be the first thing you think of fostering dialogue in divided groups. And to be sure, the work of communicating amidst painful histories, ruptured relationships, and deeply different worldviews isn't pain-free.

Dave Joseph, MSW | Field Manual

Public Conversations Project partnered with Interfaith Mediation Centre in Nigeria and UMass Boston to develop a "hybrid" dialogue guide to help facilitators bring together Christians and Muslims in workshops, dialogues, mediations, meetings, interventions or mentoring groups.

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