We live in a society divided by debate. We urgently need a society that makes greater use of dialogue.
There is a difference between “debate” and “dialogue”. In a debate, the atmosphere is usually threatening, with interruptions expected. The participants express unwavering commitment to their own point of view. There is often a great deal of heat but little light.
In a dialogue, by contrast, the atmosphere is more exploratory, where participants express uncertainties as well as deeply held beliefs, and where the participants listen to, understand and gain insight from others.
(Conflict Resolution Network)
Come along and bask in the light of dialogue this Sunday.Starts 10.30am Everyone welcome.