For 25 years, the Public Conversations Project in Boston has offered “a unique approach to dialogue that promotes connection and curiosity among those who saw one another as enemy.” The Public Conversations Project helps people feel understood and better understand others, no matter what side of an issue they are on.
In Billings, Montana, a group originating in a local Presbytarian church is piloting the methods of the project. The first offering, in January 2016, was a community conversation about gun regulations: should we have more or less of them? Twenty people participated, and six facilitators were trained by a consultant certified by the Public Conversations Project.
A conversation about climate change is being considered.
On May 21, 2016, the topic will be Syrian refugees: are you in favor or opposed to them settling in Montana?
St. Andrew Presbytarian Church
180 South 24th St. W
Billings, MT 59102
Pre-registration is needed: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 656-9256 weekday mornings. Please state if you are for Syrian refugees in Montana or have more concern about the safety and security of our citizens. No cost for this event.