Higher education

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Northeastern Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service

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Clark University

A university sought to build a community more inclusive to transgender individuals. That began with a new, more personal conversation about gender and identity. Learn more

Randolph College

When a women's went coed, sides formed and divides deepened. Dialogue invited greater curiosity and empathy across differences in opinion and experience.Learn more

Mount Holyoke Weissman Center for Leadership

A diverse, multigenerational group of women - students, faculty, and community members - harnessed the power of leading by listening.Learn more

Southern Vermont College

Alignement around how to create an inclusive, more diverse campus culture was a challenge. A new conversation helped spark change and a plan.Learn more

Brown University Mediation Project

A campus mediation group gained new skills and amplified benefits from using dialogue to engage a diverse college community.Learn more

Faith communities

Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association
The Challenge

The Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association (LICA) is a unique and productive organization. LICA is made up leaders from different faith communities in Lexington, Massachusetts, including Catholics, Protestants, Hindus, Jews,... Learn more

BioLogos Foundation

A group of conservative Christian pastors uncovered ways to be curious about science and the natural world.Learn more

Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion's profound disagreements around homosexuality came to a boiling point. Leadership turned to dialogue to enhance mutual understanding.Learn more

Glendale Presbyterian Church

A church grappling a leadership transition successfully healed division, rebuilt community, and built its capacity to manage conflict. Learn more

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Interfaith Mediation Centre

Amidst escalating religious violence, Christian and Muslim leaders embraced interfaith dialogue in northern Nigeria. Learn more

Minnesota Council of Churches

A Minnesota ballot initiative on same-sex marriage heated up the election season. Could a council of churches encourage respectful conversation without becoming political? Learn more

International peacebuilding

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Mediators Beyond Borders

Liberia's civil war resulted in widespread social and economid devastation. A partnership formed to help female ex-combatants heal and thrive in their communities.Learn more

Interfaith Mediation Centre

Amidst escalating religious violence, Christian and Muslim leaders embraced interfaith dialogue in northern Nigeria.Learn more

The Conflict Resolution Group Foundation, Inc.

In the digital age, one woman decided to try to bring back face to face conversation for the Philippines' next generation. It went viral.Learn more

United States Institute of Peace

In Burundi, Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa sought recovery from extreme violence and a civil war, in part through building relationships and trust.Learn more

Civic engagement

A public engagement process was made possible through personal and sustained conversations about land, conservation, and the economy.Learn more

Welcoming America New Hampshire
The Challenge

Over the past 25 years, New Hampshire has seen an influx of immigrants and refugees, new communities seeking to integrate alongside long-established immigrant populations. Cities like Manchester experienced especially notable... Learn more

Gloucester Conversations

A community on Massachusetts' North Shore invested in creating a culture of dialogue, and the results are everywhere.Learn more

Community Dispute Settlement Center

Community mediators saw an uptick in group conflicts. Public Conversations offered new skills and greater confidence in group facilitation.Learn more

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Union of Concerned Scientists

Scientists, preservationists, policymakers, and tribal leaders engaged in a transformative conversation about how climate change affects America's most treasured places.Learn more

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Restraint and seclusion were once widely used in mental health settings. Could former practitioners and patients engage this fraught issue?Learn more

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Ruth Mott Foundation

A community in Flint, Michigan sought t o increase the capacity of community groups to collaborate in the revitalization of the city. Learn more

Guns and public safety

Christian Science Monitor

Amidst deepening polarization around guns, people shared their widely different experiences, and discussed how to create a safe community together. Learn more

Montana Mediation Association

Advocates and community leaders with deeply divergent views engaged in constructive dialogue on one of the state's most divisive issues. Learn more