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February 24, 2012 — Our friends at the Jewish Dialogue Group are spearheading the Deliberation Project, an initiative to promote vibrant, constructive dialogue within Jewish communities about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
February 2, 2012 —This morning, the morning of January 8, 2012, at 10:11, Tucsonans were encouraged to ring bells in remembrance of the January 8, 2011 "Your Congress at the Corner" shooting which killed six, injured several, included Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and tore the threads of the Tucson's social fabric.
December 21, 2011 — The wreath is still hanging on the door at Public Conversations headquarters. Even as December passes by in a whirlwind of lights and cookies, thoughts of giving remain with us. After all, giving doesn’t end when the ball drops. The coming year is sprinkled with birthdays, anniversaries, and Hallmark holidays of all shapes and sizes.
December 13, 2011 — If you look back throughout the history of our country, many of our grand visions and democratic ideas began with informal conversations in taverns and parlors, coffee shops and living rooms. Patriots, activists, elected officials and volunteers, these Americans talked about their passions, hopes and dreams to good effect.
November 10, 2011 —This week at Public Conversations, we are proud to present our newest workshop, produced in collaboration with Courage & Renewal Northeast. We welcome you to join us in January on the campus of Wellesley College for:
October 6, 2011 — As a young teacher working in an urban Cleveland neighborhood in the early 70s, I quickly learned that all my creative ideas for teaching rigorous academic subjects were not enough. I needed to also have the capacity to connect with my students and create a sense of community in the classroom.
July 28, 2011 — How can promoting the healing of women help restore community in a country recovering from civil war?
This question is at the core of the collaboration between the Public Conversations Project (PCP), four Liberian partner organizations, and Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB). The pilot project, “Women Hold Up Half the Sky,” aims to promote healing by tapping into women’s ability to make change at the community level.
February 10, 2011 — Last week, we brought you a reflection from Anita Fonte written in the immediate aftermath of last month's shooting in Tucson. In this follow-up piece, Anita shares further thoughts on the tragedy in Tucson from her perspective within the community and based on her interactions with friends and strangers outside of Tucson.
February 1, 2011 — This post by Anita Fonte was originally published at Anita's blog on January 9th, 2011—One day after the shootings in Tucson. We are featuring it here as the first part of a two-part series that offers reflections from within the Tucson community on this event of national concern. Check back later this week for part two—Anita's thoughts several weeks later.