Dialogue every day
Danielle Isbell (center) at IFYI camp
By Danielle Isbell on Aug 27, 2018

Danielle Isbell joined Essential Partners (EP) as an intern in January 2018 as part of her graduate school placement.

Dialogue on public issues
Photo: Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
By Parisa Parsa on Jul 23, 2018

Late last summer, the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute (WRI) in Conway County, Arkansas, hired Essential Partners to offer two days of facilitation training to their program officers.

Dialogue on public issues
By John Sarrouf on Jun 25, 2018

Urged on by their member of congress and state delegates, a group of six faith leaders in Howard County, Maryland contacted Essential Partners to support a series of dialogues about Race, Faith, an

By Katie Hyten on Jun 18, 2018

When people in our communities feel that their views are being ignored because of who they are, our communities grow more divided across lines of identification and identity.

Dialogue on public issues
By Parisa Parsa on Jun 11, 2018

We don’t usually think of data as a roadblock to productive discourse. We can take it for granted that the world is objective and measurable, and that everyone sees what we see.

Dialogue on campus
By John Sarrouf on Jun 7, 2018

Can you make space in your class for students to develop a conviction—understand what they believe and why and be willing to share it—and at the same time invite them to hold those convictions with

Dialogue on public issues
By Parisa Parsa on May 10, 2018

The subject of guns in America lends itself to strong emotion and great strife, especially in the face of continued mass shootings.

From the Executive Director
By Parisa Parsa on Feb 27, 2018

The question was: what is at the heart of the matter for you when you think about the question of whether guns should be allowed in schools? Seven people ranging in age from their 20’s to