at First Parish of Sudbury
To allow for a rich discussion that is inclusive and respectful, all participants must agree to the following Values and Guidelines:
Practice Active Listening
Step Up, Step Back
Coffee Conversations is inspired by the work of other organizations, most notably Living Room Conversations.
We define “dialogue” as “the two-way communication of two or more people willing to actively listen to one another in a respectful and equitable manner, in which participants consciously attempt to suspend assumptions and are open to the possibility of changing their own perspectives.” (Fontes, 2021) A conversation doesn’t always adhere to this definition but can, through hard work and practice, evolve into dialogue.
This program is organized and facilitated by Athina Education