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Since 1989 years, Essential Partners has worked in civic, civil, religious, and institutional settings around the globe to help groups restore trust, understanding, and relationships where conflicts are driven by differences of values, beliefs, and identities. EP's approach, Reflective Structured Dialogue, has been shown to disrupt polarization, improve communication and collaboration across differences, and deepen belonging.

Our expert practitioners can be available to members of the media for interviews and background. Some topics of special interest include:

  • Effective techniques for difficult conversations
  • Dynamics of polarized conflicts
  • Free speech on college campuses
  • Teaching methods in higher education
  • Improving discourse about divisive issues
  • Social cohesion and community building
  • Identity-based conflict dynamics
  • Fostering pluralism and inclusion

Click here to access the Essential Partners press kit for a brief history, FAQ, leadership biographies, logos, photos, and B-roll. Click here if you are interested in browsing a selection of academic research and publications related to EP's model and its application.

For all press and media inquiries, please contact:

Daniel Pritchard
Director of Marketing & Communications
(617) 923-1216  Ext 24

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2024 in the Press

Blaming faculty when protests erupt ignores how we teach (op/ed)
The Dallas Morning News, June 12, 2024

Women talking: New documentary chronicles secret meetings between Boston pro-choice and antiabortion advocates
The Boston Globe, May 28, 2024

Meet the change leaders: Katie Hyten of Essential Partners
The Fulcrum, May 16, 2024

‘An International Issue’: Harvard GSAS Dean Says Free Speech Issues Are Not Harvard-Specific
Harvard Crimson, April 22, 2024

Constructive dialogue can be the bridge to understanding and empathy
Mississippi Today, April 17, 2024

Advice to Keep Tough Conversations Civil
The Commons, Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 1, 2024

Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection
Charles Duhigg, Random House (2024)

Three Organizations Teaching Students to Navigate Political Differences
Better Conflict Bulletin, March 2024

Beacons of Hope, Our Interreligious S/Heroes: Bob Stains
Hebrew College blog, March 11, 2024

Conversations Webinar: Discernment and Dialogue
Conversations Magazine, March 10, 2024

US 2.0: Living With Our Differences
Hidden Brain, February 2024

“Mediating Conflicts at Work,” by Audrey Lee
Mass Bar Association's Section Review, February 2024

Bursting Our Political Bubbles: Presidential Elections and Israel/Palestine
Royal News, February 18, 2024

‘Harvard Dialogues’ taps power of respectful debate
Harvard Gazette, January 2024

2023 In the Press

This Thanksgiving, can family and friends have productive discussions about Israel and Gaza? Maybe.
New England Public Radio (NPR), November 2023

Review: Warwick Voices Through Photos Exhibition
Tri-State Lookout, November 21, 2023

How to Start a Hard Conversation About Gaza
WBUR's The Common, October 19, 2023

Katie Hyten Explains how Essential Partners is Taking Dialogue to Scale
Beyond Intractability, October 2023

Leading in Conflict: Explore Ignatian Dialogue
The Church in the 21st Century, October 2023 

A Further Discussion of Dialogue
Beyond Intractability Newsletter, September 12, 2023

Peacemaking and unity across political and religious divides
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, September 5, 2023

26 Malden Residents To Participate In Collaborative Filmmaking Program
Malden Patch, June 7, 2023

Creating a Forum for Difficult Conversations in the Classroom
Rhode Island College News, May 23, 2023

The Abortion Talks: They Found Respect, Not Common Ground
The Common Ground Podcast, May 11, 2023

‘Abortion Talks’: How six women found respect despite disagreement
Christian Science Monitor, April 18, 2023

How Americans Can Tackle Political Division Together
TIME Magazine, April 13, 2023

Student Political Dialogue on Guns Planned for April 3
Royal News, March 27, 2023

Graduate Students Partner with Nonprofit to Create National Change
Ole Miss News, March 27, 2023

Essential Photovoice project showcases community perspectives through photography
The Sheridan Press, March 17, 2023

Center for a Vital Community hosting Photovoice exhibition March 13-24
The Sheridan Press, March 14, 2023

Center for a Vital Community at Sheridan College (WY) hosts its first Essential Photovoice Workshop
Sheridan Media, March 8, 2023

New film shows constructive talks about abortion
Repro-Rights Now, February 18, 2023

Essential PhotoVoice Project: Interview with Gustavo Santos
Theological Horizons blog, February 1, 2023

Essential PhotoVoice Project: Interview with Mary-Dryden Maio '23
Theological Horizons blog, January 31, 2023

Making Democracy Real: Middlebury's Conflict Transformation Initiative
Middlebury College Magazine, January 2023

The Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation supports 2023 Interfaith Dialog Series
Digital Journal, January 20, 2023

Introduction to the Essential Photovoice Project
Theological Horizons blog, January 19, 2023

Spokane Public Library to Host Screening of the Abortion Talks Documentary
Spokane Favs, January 19, 2023

Bridge of Hope initiative aims to get people talking
Gig Harbor Now, January 16, 2023

Connecting Across the Generation Gap | Event Broadcast
WGBH Forum Network, January 2023

Mayor Brodeur Announces Community Conversations Initiative to Promote Civic Dialog 
City of Melrose Press Release, January 9, 2023

Preview and Thank You from We the People Warwick
Warwick Advertiser, January 9, 2023

2022 In the Press

How to Talk About Abortion

The Top of Mind Podcast, December 2022

There's No Place Like Home: An Interview with Winnie Rugamba

Didn't Ask to be a Hero podcast, December 2022

4 Science-Backed Strategies to Curb Partisan Animosity

Kellogg Insight, December 1, 2022

This holiday, argue like an American

Civic Nebraska, November 22, 2022

We need to tap into the superpower that we all possess — curiosity

The Dallas Morning News, October 22, 2022

The Abortion Talks…Can Conversation Save Us From Division?

BreakBread World, October 6, 2022

Healthcare Network for the Transsexual Population

International Journal of Development Research, September 2022

Bridging The Distance Through Dialogue

Cape Cod News, August 4, 2022

Lessons of Boston’s secret abortion talks: Understanding vs. agreement

Christian Science Monitor, August 1, 2022

Lessons of Boston’s secret abortion talks: Understanding vs. agreement

Christian Science Monitor Daily Podcast, August 1, 2022

The end of Roe can be the beginning of healthier politics of abortion

The Fulcrum, July 20, 2022

Tanner Smith + Katie Hyten: Bridge the Distance Through Dialogue

Rethink Community Podcast, July 1, 2022

Kevin Minister: Dialogue and Equity in the Religious Studies Classroom 

Religious Studies News Spotlight on Teaching, July 2022

How to Help Prevent School Shootings: 7 Things That Will Make a Difference

Reader's Digest, June 16, 2022

Positioning in the dialogue on gender and sexual diversity in Brazilian schools

Conflict Resolution Quarterly, May 20, 2022

Understanding, Not Persuasion: Interfaith Dialogue for Contentious Topics

Religion & Peace, May 20, 2022

Immigration in Alabama: An issue guide for voters

Reckon South, May 16, 2022

Child care in Alabama: An issue guide for voters

Reckon South, May 16, 2022

How do we improve education in Alabama: A voter’s guide

Reckon South, May 10, 2022

Hard to say, hard to hear, heart to heart: Inviting and harnessing strong emotions in dialogue for deliberation

Journal of Deliberative Democracy, May 4, 2022

Medicaid expansion in Alabama: A voter’s guide

Reckon South, May 3, 2022

Reflective Structured Dialogue: Faculty in a Christian University Discuss LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Social Work & Christianity, April 2022

Let's Scrap the Silos

Know Research, April 15, 2022

Building Empathy: The Dialogic Classroom and Dialogue Across Difference

Ravenscroft Magazine, April 2022

Spring Political Dialogue to Focus on Freedom

Royal News, March 15, 2022

Let’s Build Trust Instead of Banning Books

Education Week, March 11, 2022

March Lecture and Community Dialogue to Discuss Freedom

Royal News, February 16, 2022

To stop another Jan. 6, we have to disagree

The Fulcrum, January 6, 2022

Series of Events in "Scranton's Story, Our Nation's Story" Project to Discuss Freedom

Royal News, January 5, 2022

2021 in the Press

Reckoning with Racism: A Challenge for Deliberative Democracy

Journal of Deliberative Democracy, Issue 17, 2021

10 Tips for Talking with Your Family About Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church

Awake Milwaukee, December 8, 2021

VIDEO: Getting Past Partisanship and Polarization: Community Civic Infrastructure (Panel)

Harvard Ash Center, November 22, 2021

How to have a conversation about vaccines at your Thanksgiving table

The Fulcrum, November 9, 2021

Youth leaders involved with national forum on civil dialogue

Jersey Catholic, November 8, 2021

VIDEO: Race and Gender via Relational Dialogue in the Community College Classroom

Education as Relating Conference, Taos Institute, November 2021

Scaling a Community Bridge-Building Initiative: Howard County Courageous Conversations and Essential Partners

Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 75, No. 4, September 2021

When You Don't Believe in God, and They Really Want You To

How to Talk to Mami & Papi About Everything, August 30, 2021

Public conversation project on the difference of opinions about the Bolsa Família Program

Gerais: Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia (Brazil), August, 2021

Workshop Teaches Constructive Communication

Winthrop Transcript, August 5, 2021

Growing Sustainability Leaders Will Help Change The World

Irving Patch, August 2, 2021

On Condemning White Supremacy and Hate Crimes: But First, Let’s Talk

The Winthrop Transcript, July 23, 2021

Inviting Religion Into the Classroom

Heterodox Academy Blog, July 6, 2021

3 tips for managing the transition to post-pandemic civic life

The Fulcrum, July 2, 2021

Free Guide Helps Schools Navigate Debates Over In-Person Education

Associated Press, June 28, 2021

Our Differences don't have to be our Divisions, interview with Katie Hyten and John Sarrouf

More in Common Podcast, June 2021

Listen to Part 1 / Listen to Part 2

Newburyport’s DEI Alliance to host community dialogues

Newburyport Daily News, June 3, 2021

Interview with EP partner Sarah Stroup, faculty director of the Engaged Listening Project at Middlebury College

Free to Think Podcast, June 2021

Opinion: Rituals can guide us in our post-pandemic worlds, by Jill DeTemple

Austin American-Statesman, May 29, 2021

When Norms Collide, Part 5: Essential Partners’ approach to inter-bubble conflict

Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program at Harvard Law School, May 12, 2021

[Video] Interview with Kathy Eckles of Essential Partners

Chatting it Up with Rama, May 5, 2021

Talking about Polarizing Topics

Insider/Outsider Podcast, April 27, 2021

Stimulus tips: 11 solutions for healthier, enriched learning environments

District Administration, April 14, 2021

Wellesley initiative promotes civil discourse

Mass Municipal Association News, April 15, 2021

Community initiative promotes civil discourse

The Beacon (Mass Municipal Association), April 2021

Revving up the ‘curiosity engine’ in inclusive class discussions

District Administration, April 1, 2021

Interview with EP Co-Executive Director John Sarrouf

CityBiz, March 29, 2021

Wellesley Civil Discourse Initiative virtual meeting, April 6th

Swellesley Report, March 29, 2021

[Video] Holy Cross Alumni Discuss Role of Catholics in Restoring Public Life, Facilitated by EP Associate Meg Griffiths

Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, March 26, 2021

Convening Conversations About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Babson Thought & Action, March 25, 2021

Transforming Student Engagement Through Dialogue: 3 Approaches for Every Classroom

Getting Smart, March 23, 2021

[Video] Community Conversations: How Citizens Are Rebuilding the Public Square

Wellesley Public Media, March 23, 2021

Teaching Toward Equity: A Pandemic’s Uneven Burden (EP collaboration)

Tufts Now, March 15, 2021

Wellesley Community Members Launch Civil Discourse Sessions

Boston Globe, March 9, 2021

The conversation: Looking to change how Wellesley combats racism and bias

Wellesley Townsman, March 9, 2021

Wellesley launches Civil Discourse Initiative

Wellesley Townsman, March 8, 2021

Profile of EP Senior Associate Raye Rawls

Mediators Beyond Borders, March 5, 2021

Newburyport school principals share goals for next year

Newburyport News, March 3, 2021

Coming soon to Wellesley: Civil discourse

The Swellesley Report, March 3, 2021

Nonprofit Helps Americans Talk About Race With Free Guide

Associated Press, February 10, 2021

Why sharing personal stories is more important than facts in bridging political divide

USA Today, January 27, 2021

Is it even possible to talk about our stark differences? It is, and it can do a lot of good.

DesMoines Register, January 26, 2021

VIDEO - AAC Promising Practices Webinar: Bridging Divides through Community Dialogue

National Civic League, January 2021

2020 in the Press

Evolving Dialogue

New England Museums Now, Fall/Winter 2020-21

Video: Interview with Newburyport, MA, educators

Morning Show with Mary Jacobsen, December 31, 2020 

Inclusive Pedagogy in the Academic Writing Classroom: Cultivating Communities of Belonging

Journal of Academic Writing, December 18, 2020

We’ll find better ways to archive our work

Sam Ford, Nieman Lab, December 2020

Newburyport superintendent's contract renewed with flying colors

Newburyport News, December 9, 2020

Red and blue: Let's talk reconciliation

Michael Felsen, The Hill, November 30, 2020

NHS students, staff to kick off community read of Just Mercy

Newburyport News, November 27, 2020

How to Survive Political Talk at Thanksgiving and the Holidays

Bicultural Mama, November 16, 2020

Mission-Driven Interview with Meg Griffiths

Mission-Driven Podcast, November 10, 2020

How to glue together a cracked nation

Christian Science Monitor, November 5, 2020

Teaching: Helping Students Make Sense of the Election

Chronicle of Higher Education, November 5, 2020

How we heal after a contentious election

Deseret News, November 4, 2020

Dear America, We Can Still Do This

Public Square Magazine, November 4, 2020

SMU Reminds Students About ‘Responding Respectfully To The Election’

CBS Dallas, November 4, 2020

Fostering Community During Crisis

Portland Community College blog, November 2020

Gloucester high schoolers choose Biden/Harris

Gloucester Times, October 28, 2020

WBUR CitySpace Now Offers Virtual Event Production Services

WBUR, October 27, 2020

Does politics belong in Halloween decorations? What about book reviews?

Deseret News, October 20, 2020

ROE Dialogue Across Difference: Introducing Essential Partners

WAM Theater blog, October 9, 2020

Bishop Lynch High School Students Learn Essential Dialogue Skills

Bishop Lynch High School blog, October 8, 2020

Americans Averse to Discussing Hot-Button Issues, Says New Report

The Dialogue Project, October 6, 2020

New Free Resource Lets Students Talk Politics With Honesty & Civility

Globe Newswire Release, October 6, 2020

How A Few Simple Ground Rules Can Help Polarized Groups Hold Civil Conversations With Each Other

Conversation Matters, September 15, 2020

Hard Talk: Gender Inclusion in a Corporate Setting

Transactional Analysis Journal, September 8, 2020

WAM Theatre Announces Digital Production of ROE by Lisa Loomer

Broadway World, August 24, 2020

Newburtyport Education Foundation elects student representative from EP program

Newburyport Daily News, July 21, 2020

Blackface 2010 NHS yearbook photo prompts rebuke from school leader

Newburyport Daily News, June 27, 2020

‘It’s my duty to educate myself, nobody else’s’: Youth Anti-Racism Education Project has international reach

LA Times, June 22, 2020

Experts offering tips on pandemic parenting

The Gloucester Times, May 28, 2020

Essential Partners: How to keep remote teams connected, creative, and efficient (op/ed)

Multiple Outlets, May 12, 2020

Namedropper: Mention of EP's Online COVID-19 Dialogues

Scranton Times-Tribune, May 10, 2020

Better Dialogue: Speak your piece thanks to Essential Partners

Monocle Magazine's “The Entrepreneurs,” May 2020

Questions for Connection and Purpose

by John Sarrouf and Jill DeTemple, Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2020

Teaching Brave – TEDx Talk

Jill DeTemple, April 6, 2020

Essential Partners offers free virtual dialogue series to combat COVID-19 social isolation

Yahoo News, March 26, 2020

The Hurtt Locker: Make Arlington (and America) Dinner Again

by Matthee Hurtt, ArlNow, March 19, 2020

Leadership must evolve or we will remain in crisis

by David Nevins, The Fulcrum, February 20, 2020

Interview with Jill DeTemple about better classroom discourse

Heterodox Academy podcast with Chris Martin, February 4, 2020

Saying 'Those people' isn't helping. Grassroots nonprofit aims to ease political disagreements

Duluth News Tribune, February 2, 2020

Interview with Nadiya Brock

Morning Show on WJOP with Mary Jacobsen, January 3, 2020

2019 in the Press

Interview with Katie Hyten

The Growth Exponential Podcast, December 24, 2019

“Newburyport High School to keep traditional criteria but change class speaker selection”

The Newburyport Daily News, December 18, 2019

“Selected New Books on Higher Education”

The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 15, 2019

Recommends Creating Space for Democracy, which includes a chapter co-authored by Essential Partners co-Executive Directors Katie Hyten and John Sarrouf

"In a polarized world, dialogue is a radical act"

America Magazine, December 3, 2019

"When red and blue agree to meet—and not change each other’s minds"

The Christian Science Monitor, December 2, 2019

Case Study: Arkansas Dicamba Dialogues

Participedia, December 2019

The Family Meal: Tips for Staying Sane and Sated”

The New York Times, November 22, 2019

"The courage to talk about abortion: Tips for starting a better conversation"

an op/ed by EP co-director Katie Hyten,, November 1, 2019

“North Central College trains Naperville campus leaders in productive dialogue”

Chicago Daily Herald, October 24, 2019

"NHS students prepare to lead class rank discussion"

The Daily News, October 22, 2019

"For those of us longing for the return of civil discourse, this SMU professor can help"

The Dallas Morning News, October 16, 2019

"Want Free Speech and Meaningful Classes on Campus? Encourage Listening."

Heterodox Academy blog, October 11, 2019

"SMU Professor Teaching Students How To Engage Without Arguing"

KERA Radio interview with faculty associate Jill DeTemple, September 24, 2019

"How we can use the art of listening to heal the divisions in our country"

An op/ed by faculty associate Jill DeTemple, The Dallas Morning News, September 1, 2019

“The poverty of partisan identity”

An op/ed by Daniel E. Pritchard, The Fulcrum, August 21, 2019

"Reflective structured dialogue: A conversation with 2018 American Academy of Religion excellence in teaching award winner Jill DeTemple"

Teaching Theology and Religion, July 2019

"Hearing Each Other Over the Gun Fire”

HowlRound Theater Collective, June 24, 2019

"Edward M. Kennedy Institute Wins Leonore Annenberg Civics Award"

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, June 11, 2019

"Groton Civil Discourse Project interview"

GD: 911, Groton Community Access TV, June 1, 2019

“‘It’s not just opinions flying around the room’”: The Berkshire Conversation Project considers gun violence”

The Berkshire Edge, May 25, 2019

“There's a difference between debate and dialogue”

Des Moines Register, May 7, 2019

“Passion, Conflict, Diversity, and Leadership; an interview with Parisa Parsa”

Nonprofits Are Messy Podcast, May 3, 2019

“Gunning for Understanding: Facebook and the Gun Control Debate in America”

PA Times, April 30, 2019

"Farm wars"

The Reveal podcast, PRX, April 20, 2019

"Elijah Cummings discusses illness, diversity in Columbia"

The Baltimore Sun, April 16, 2019

“Have a conversation and defend democracy”

Civic Nebraska blog, April 11, 2019

"Lessons from a year-long community dialogue on guns", March 27, 2019

"Courageous Conversations Tackle Race and Religious Bias"

The Baltimore Jewish Times, March 15, 2019

“Howard County faith community to host series of conversations on race and religion”

The Baltimore Sun, March 12, 2019

Urgen las conversaciones cívicas”

Blog de Centre d'Estudis Christianisme i Justícia, March 12, 2019

2018 in the Press

“How to Have a Productive Conversation About Guns with Someone Who Holds Different Views”

The Trace, December 22, 2018.

“Top Comments: Dialogue With the Enemy”

Daily Kos, November 25, 2018

“Politics at the Table”

HearSay, WHRV Radio, November 21, 2018

“How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Thanksgiving”

The New York Times, November 20, 2018

"Thanksgiving table talk: How to put relationships ahead of political differences"

The Denver Post. November 20, 2018

“Finding Reason in Difficult Conversations”

Let's Gather, November 19, 2018

“A Political Bubble, Burst”

Scranton Journal, Fall 2018

“The Value of Boredom”

Windrose Magazine blog, October 21, 2018

“Recovering the (Lost) Art of Civility”

The New York Times, October 29, 2018

“Can Dialogue Journalism Engage Audiences, Foster Civil Discourse, and Increase Trust in the Media?”

Nieman Reports, October 23, 2018

“A Case Study of Murphy’s Law in Missouri”

Indisputibly blog, July 25, 2018

“Birmingham-Southern religion professors to attend summer teaching workshop”, July 26, 2018

“Running Class Discussions on Divisive Topics Is Tricky. Here’s One Promising Approach.”

Chronicle of Higher Education, July 19, 2018

“Journalistic Curiosity and Some New Powers of the Press”

Tom Atlee's blog, July 10, 2018

Op/ed by Parisa Parsa: “To move from outrage to courage: Why we need to talk”

Advance Local, June 28, 2018

Stories, Videos, and Continued Engagement with “Guns: An American Conversation”

Advance Local, June 28, 2018

“Complicating the Narratives”

Solutions Journalism, June 27, 2018

“State Department fellowship programs brings emerging leaders to the U.S. to share skills”

Daily Hampshire Gazette, June 2, 2018

“What happens when 15 strangers talk guns in America? Emotions run high, but some common ground is found”

MassLive News, May 20, 2018

“Parkland shooting, interest in finding solutions to gun violence help teen, 63-year-old surgeon develop unique friendship”

MassLive News, May 17, 2018

“Young, black and Republican: Why this NRA member thinks education is key in the conversation about guns in America”

MassLive News, May 11, 2018

“'I didn't know how strong I was;' Two mothers deeply affected by gun violence share how it impacted their lives”

MassLive News, May 10, 2018

"A Friendship Forged in Disagreement", April 6, 2018

"What Happens When You Reimagine the Difficult Conversation about Guns"

TIME, April 4, 2018

“New 'dialogue journalism' project will immerse itself in gun debate”

Poynter, March 16, 2018

"Cumberland County high school students walk out of class 'for change'"

WRAL, March 14, 2019

"What a Middle School Pen Pal Program Taught Me About Difficult Conversations"

On Being blog, February 22, 2018

“Interview with Chatham Financial”

Work and Life Podcast, January 2018

2017 in the Press

"Preserving and Protecting Our Precious Civic Ecosystem"

The Huffington Post. November 30, 2017

"The anti-Washington: College group offers a model for debating politely"

The Christian Science Monitor. October 26, 2017

"Journalism and Civil Conversations: Truth and Consequences"

The Poynter Institute. September 2, 2017

"Project Funded to Promote Civility in Classroom Discourse"

Diverse Issues in Higher Education. February 22, 2017

"Difficult Conversations in Uncertain Times" January 20, 2017

2016 in the Press

VIDEO: "Healing the Divide, One Conversation at a Time"

WGBH, December 12, 2016.

"Making Thanksgiving Great Again"

Detroit Today, November 23, 2016.

"Social Gatherings Need Healthy Debate"

Public News Service. November 28, 2016.

"Pass the Turkey. Now, Let's Talk Politics"

Denver Post, November 23, 2016.

"My View: Lets Tell Some Truth Before Reconciliation"

Deseret News, November 12, 1016.

"After Trump's Remarkable Win, Can National Reconciliation Follow?"

Christian Science Monitor, November 9, 2016.

"Make American Whole Again: How the US Can Heal its Political Rift"

New Scientist, November 2, 2016.

"Who is the Public Conversations Project?"

Wicked Local Lexington, July 8, 2016.

"PCCI Holds Seminar on Reflective Structured Dialogue with Public Conversations Project"

Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. July 7, 2016.

"Olive Branch Giving Circle"

KGNU, March 30, 2016.

"Is There a Movement to Depolarize America?"

Deseret News, March 6, 2016.

"Boulder Focus Group on Firearm Use"

Boulder Jewish News, February 25, 2016.

2015 in the Press

"SUNY Potsdam Associate Dean Phil Neisser Honored With Award from Public Conversations Project"

SUNY Potsdam, October 23, 2015.

Interview with Dave Joseph.

The Doug Knoll Show, October 1, 2015.

"Lessons from 25 Years of Bridging Divides at Public Conversations Project" September 25, 2015. Featuring interview with Director of Programs, Dave Joseph.

"Finding a New Tone for the Day of Atonement" September 23, 2015

"How to Get the Most Out of a Conference,"

Harvard Business Review. July 8, 2015

"Public Conversations Project: The Leader in Fostering Constructive Discussions." May 6, 2015.

"Rehumanizing Difference Through Dialogue." May 4, 2015

"Sexual Orientation: Conversations that Strengthen Community in Challenging Times." 

Texas Conflict Coach. February 12, 2015

2014 in the Press

"How to Talk Guns: First, Get to Know Each Other."

Christian Science Monitor. November 21, 2014

2013 in the Press

"As Nigeria Battles Islamist Boko Haram, An Imam and Pastor Spread Tolerance."

Christian Science Monitor. November 8, 2013.

"On Guns: For a Conversation Rather than a Debate, Start With These Questions."

Christian Science Monitor. May 13, 2013.

2012 & Prior

Christian Science Monitor, Laura Chasin interviewed for article on common ground movement by Linda Feldman, January, 1998

Boston Globe, PCP noted in “A millenial dream,” op-ed piece by Clara Wainwright, January 30, 1998  

Boston Sunday Globe, PCP sited for initiating ongoing dialogues on abortion in “25 years later: passions fading on abortion,” article by Dolores Kong, Peter Canellos and Anne Kornblut, January 18, 1998  

Noted in plenary address, Vancouver School Counsellors Annual Conference which was printed in The Journal of Collaborative Therapies, October, 1996

Boston Sunday Herald, Laura Chasin quoted in “Abortion actions ignite bitter debate,” article by Tom Mashberg, September 22, 1996  

“Pro-Life, Pro-Choice: The Secret Coalition,” by Jay Williamson, interview of Laura Chasin and Maggie Herzig in Glow, on the Internet, February, 1996

Boston Sunday Herald, Laura Chasin quoted in “Abortion defenders and foes working on common ground,” article by Tom Mashberg, February 11, 1996  

The Washington Post, “Move over, Ross Perot,” Laura Chasin quoted in article by John Heritage, August 27, 1995

The Boston Globe, Laura Chasin quoted in “Narrow areas of agreement may be key to abortion talks,” article by Anthony Flint, January 23, 1995  

Boston Sunday Herald, “Searching for issue’s common ground,” Laura Chasin quoted in article by J.M. Lawrence, January 8, 1995

Boston Sunday Herald, “Finding common ground,” Laura Chasin quoted in op-ed piece , January 8, 1995

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “Two Sides on Abortion Finding Common Ground,” Maggie Herzig quoted in article by Martha Shirk, May 22, 1994

Common Boundary, “Talking Therapy,” article by Lisa Yane about the Public Conversations Project, July, August, 1993

The Communicant, (Newspaper of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina) Report on L. Chasin and C. Marvin’s keynote address at annual convention of Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese, “ECW seeks new way to view “the other,’” article by E.T. Malone, Jr., Vol. 84, No. 4, May, 1993

The Needham Chronicle, “Therapists outline process for resolving negative controversy,” article by Elisa Kronish about PCP, March 18, 1993

Watertown Sun, “A chance to discuss rather than fight,” article about PCP by Taylor McNeil, March 3, 1993

The Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal, Detroit Free Press, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Abortion foes find common ground,” Laura Chasin quoted in article by Karen Schneider, January 17 and 21, 1993

Peacework, “Promoting Dialogue on Abortion and Other Issues,” article by Pat Farren about the Public Conversations Project, December, 1992

Glamour, “In Search of Common Ground,” reference to PCP work on abortion in article by Jennifer Wolff, November, 1992

Psychology Today, “Beyond the Abortion Debate: Lessons for a Stuck Society,” article in ‘News & Trends’ about the Public Conversations Project, September, October, 1992

USA Today, “Abortion adversaries work to find common ground,” Maggie Herzig and Laura Chasin quoted in article by Mimi Hall, June 8, 1992

Ellen Goodman, syndicated column, Laura Chasin quoted in and description about PCP in “A demilitarized zone in the abortion war,” May 31, 1992 

The Sunday Oregonian, San Francisco Examiner, “Seeking common ground between the extremes on abortion,” Maggie Herzig quoted in article by Joan Connell, April 5 and 6, 1992

Boston Sunday Herald, “Abortion combatants find civility in dialogue,” PCP dialogues described in article by M.A.J. McKenna, April 5, 1992

Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Foes on abortion issue,” Maggie Herzig and Laura Chasin quoted in article by Joe Frolik, February 16, 1992