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Issues that are in the news and in the forefront of our minds.

Featured D&D Story: Affording Johnson County

Today we’re pleased to be featuring another example of dialogue and deliberation in action. This mini case study was submitted by NCDD member David Supp-Montgomerie of the University of Iowa’s Program for Public Life via NCDD’s new Dialogue Storytelling Tool. Do you have a dialogue story that our network could learn from? Add your dialogue story today! Title of Project Affording Johnson County Description Johnson County has the highest portion of residents paying over 50% of their income on housing costs in the entire state of Iowa – and the number for […] (continue)

NIFI to Host 3 Online Health Care Deliberations in Nov.

Our friends at the National Issues Forums Institute – an NCDD member organization – recently launched a great online deliberation tool call Common Ground for Action, and you’re invited to check it out for yourself in 3 forums this month about health care issues. The forums are part of NIFI’s larger project that will yield a report to federal policymakers, so we encourage you to join in! Read more below or find the original NIFI post on the forums here. Have you tried a Common […] (continue)

Join D&D Climate Action Network Launch Call Nov. 17

NCDD is proud to be supporting an important new project being led by NCDD supporting member Linda Ellinor of the Dialogue Group aimed at connecting D&D professionals who are concerned about climate change. The network will launch with a conference call on Nov. 17 from 2-4pm PST for folks interested in being part of the core group, and its work could be quite impactful with the right supporters. Learn more about the network and how to get involved in Linda’s announcement below. Announcing the D&D Climate Action Network (D&D CAN) […] (continue)

Learning from Radio-Supported Dialogues on Hunger in CA

Public radio is a powerful, natural ally to D&D work, but often an under-utilized one, so we’re happy to feature the insights gained from a radio-supported community conversation on hunger that recently took place in CA. The strategies come from NCDD supporting member jesikah maria ross of Capital Public Radio, and we encourage you to read her piece below or find the original here. You can also check out the great toolkit she created to help others start their own conversations using public radio stories. 10 Strategies for Creating Powerful Conversations via Public […] (continue)

Tunisian Dialogue Group Wins 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

The awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is a powerful reminder of the importance of the work of D&D. From improving neighborhoods to preventing civil wars, we are seeing D&D being recognized more and more as a crucial part of how we build a better future together. NCDD joins the rest of the field in congratulating and thanking the Quartet for its work and contributions. You can learn more about the Quartet’s efforts in the US Institute of Peace‘s congratulatory post below, or by […] (continue)

Re-imagining Philadelphia’s Community-Police Relations

Relations between communities and police continues to be one of the most relevant yet difficult dialogue issues of our day, so we wanted to share this recent piece that the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation – an NCDD member organization – recently shared about a police-community dialogue event in Philadelphia on their Challenges to Democracy blog. It provides a look into how these dialogues can begin and the impact they can have on their participants – and their facilitators. Read more below or find the original post here. Philadelphia Engages […] (continue)

Join the National Deliberation on Health Care Costs

Three of our long-time NCDD member organizations – the National Issues Forums Institute, Kettering Foundation, and Public Agenda – are teaming up to host a national deliberation around health care issues, and NCDD members are invited to join them! The deliberation will produce a report for policymakers next year that could have a real impact. You can learn more about this collaborative project in the NIFI blog post below or by finding the original post here. You’re Invited – Join a National Deliberation Project about Healthcare Costs You […] (continue)

Support NICD’s Crowdfunding Campaign for Text, Talk, Act

Earlier this morning, one of our great NCDD organizational members, the National Institute for Civil Discourse, launched an online crowdfunding campaign to support the important work of Text, Talk, Act (TTA) – an amazing youth dialogue program that gets young people talking and taking action around the difficult issue of mental health – and we want to encourage our members to support the effort! TTA is one of the most successful programs to have come out of the Creating Community Solutions (CCS) initiative that the White House launched in 2013 as […] (continue)

NIFI Partners with Faith Leaders on Gender Violence, “Deliberative Discipleship” Conference

Last week, the National Issues Forums Institute – one of our NCDD organizational members – announced two exciting collaborations they’re undertaking with NCDD member Gregg Kaufman aimed at engaging more communities of faith in deliberation. The projects are full of potential, and we encourage you to learn more in NIFI’s announcement below or to find the original here. Faith Communities & Civic Life American faith communities associated with Judaism, Islam, Christianity and different religious traditions care deeply about many of the same issues about which the National […] (continue)

Bridge Alliance Launches Declaration of Engagement & New Website

We want to encourage our NCDD members to check out the newly-launched website of our partners with the Bridge Alliance – a new organization that “exists to upgrade our democratic republic by serving organizations and citizens who are uniting Americans across the political divides to improve civility and collaboration.” You can find their new web home at www.bridgealliance.us. NCDD is proud to be one of the Founding Members of the Bridge Alliance, which we’ve been supporting and involved in since its early stages. The Alliance is an […] (continue)