News Archives: 2017

Jul 25, 2017

In an ideal college classroom, disagreements are expected, even encouraged. Ideas are challenged, students grasp to their positions, and professors foster exploration. When it comes to religion, the challenges of having equitable voices can be pronounced. In order to facilitate dialogue about a contentious issue such as religion especially in these trying times, a structured scenario can be very effective.

May 8, 2017

Essential Partners Executive Director Parisa Parsa was featured on Central Florida's NPR interview show, Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys: Imam Muhammad Musri (Senior Imam of the Islamic Society of Central Florida); Rabbi Steven Engel, and the Rev. Bryan Fulwider. Rev. Parsa talked about about faith, difficult conversations and the key to dialogue that can bring positive results. The May 2, 2017 episode titled Faith & Society: Difficult Conversations with the The Rev.

Mar 14, 2017

Essential Partners is thrilled to announce that the organization has been awarded $45,000 in grant funding through the Bridge Alliance 2017 Collective Impact Fund - a grant program designed to fund innovative, coordinated impact projects headed by organizational members of the Bridge Alliance.