What Can You Do? ...begins with YOU
Use your time, energy and resources
to work with others in bringing forth
a shared vision of a sustainable and healthy world.
What is a Conversation Circle?
It is an opportunity for people to come together to share ideas in a safe environment – where all ideas are respected and all people have the chance to speak.
The key is curiosity – in exploring each others' ideas and thoughts.
Conversation Circles allow us to reach across political, social, racial and ethnic boundaries as we embody through speech our desire to connect with others and listen to their experiences – which may be very different from our own.
Conversation Circles may be ongoing, with a set group of people; or a “drop in” gathering – where each conversation welcomes new people.
What they hold in common is the desire to learn from each other as we expand our understanding of our shared community and humanity, serving as an antidote to alienation and an opportunity for heartfelt connection.
USEFUL LINKS TO BEGIN CONVERSATIONS:
Engagement Circles, from Sustainable World Sourcebook, committed to a just and sustainable world: http://swcoalition.org/programs/engagement-circles/
Healing Democracy Action Circles, from the Center for Courage & Renewal: http://www.couragerenewal.org/actioncircles
Up To Us Community Action Circles to encourage meaningful dialogue and action: http://www.uptous.org/circles