|For the Day of Conversation - Increasing Our Harmony and Prosperity||Faith in Society||Overview, links to resources and conversation guide for the day of your conversation.|
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We are in constant relationship with each other in all aspects of our lives. In this conversation we explore the elements that enrich our lives and look for ways to increase our joy. What are the key characteristics of healthy relationships in your life related to personal, social, workplace and political interactions? Our hunch is we find common threads between all these areas – common threads that are healthy as well as unhealthy.
Rounds/Questions: The Living Room Conversation Starts Here
A Living Room Conversation flows through 5 rounds of questions and the closing. During some rounds, each question will be addressed. In other rounds, the multiple questions are intended as conversation starters and you need only respond to the one or two that matter the most to you. In the event the conversation wanders off track, we will refer to this Conversation Guide to get it back on track.
Round One: Getting Started / Why Are We Here?
●What interested you or drew you to this conversation?
Round Two: Core Values
Answer one or more of the following:
●What sense of purpose / mission / duty guides you in your life?
●What would your best friend say about who you are and what makes you “tick”?
●What are your hopes and concerns for your community and/or the country now and long-term?
Round Three: The Role of Faith and Religion in Society?
Remember that the goal for this Living Room Conversation is for all of us to listen and learn about where we have different opinions and where we have shared interests, intentions and goals. Answer one or more of the following questions:
●How do your relationships compare between your family, work and civic life?
●What are key characteristics of the healthiest relationships you have?
●How do you make your connections with other people strong? What weakens or diminishes our connections with each other?
●What factors into your decision to trust or not trust others?
●How do you hold personal and communal accountability within your personal and working relationships?
Round Four: Reflection
Answer one or more of the following questions:
●In one sentence, share what was most meaningful / valuable to you in the experience of this Living Room Conversation.
●What learning, new understanding or common ground was found on this topic?
●Has this conversation changed your perception of anyone in this group, including yourself?
Round Five: Accomplishment and Next Steps
Answer both of the following questions:
●What is one important thing you thought was accomplished here?
●Is there a next step you would like to take based upon the conversation you just had?
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