"Difficult Conversations: The Art & Science of Thinking Together" A Rock Spring Adult Faith Formation Retreat

We are called to “love our neighbor” and to define “neighbor” in the most expansive way possible. But how can we love them if we can’t even talk to them? This one-day retreat will explore principles and strategies that will allow you to engage in meaningful and productive dialogue with anyone – regardless of social, economic, and ideological differences. Focusing on the question, “Who do we need to be to have the conversations we need to have?” participants will use personal stories to learn skills, such as how one critical shift in thinking can turn a negative interaction into one that’s creative and constructive.

Our facilitator is Kern Beare of Mountain View, CA, whose not-for-profit initiative is focused on helping to heal our divided nation. Check out his website and blog at www. popthebubble.org. A $20 registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. Registration forms are at coffee hour or register on the Rock Spring website (under Caring & Learning/Retreats). Speak to Ashley with questions.

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