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Jul 25, 2017
In an ideal college classroom, disagreements are expected, even encouraged. Ideas are challenged, students grasp to their positions, and professors foster exploration. When it comes to religion, the challenges of having equitable voices can be pronounced... READ MORE

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A tried and true method of facilitating dialogue that addresses the most heated disagreements.
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Between two opposing views is the potential for one agreement.
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In the Spring of 2016, not long after two major New England snow storms, I noticed that the base of a post holding the corner of the long, heavy, 8 foot high wooden fence that ran across the expanse of my side yard, had rotted.

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This "hybrid model" of dialogue offers a faith-based approach to peacebuilding with Christians and Muslims.

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