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Intergroup Dialogue: Engaging Difference, Social Identities, and Social Justice

This article (co-authored by NCDD member Ximena Zúñiga, Gretchen E. Lopez & Kristie A. Ford) appears in a special issue of the education journal Equity & Excellence in Education — co-edited by higher education faculty, program developers and practitioners – which includes research and practice examples from higher education, school, and community settings and focuses on intergroup dialogue as form of social justice education. All the articles cover program and social science studies from varied institutional and geographic locations, and capture experiences and reflections of facilitators, students, and diverse […] (continue)

U.S.-Russia Relations: Report from the New Dartmouth Conference (NIF Report)

This 2004 report by Taylor Willingham provides an overview of the second New Dartmouth Conference, this one held in Russia, which examined U.S.-Russia Relations. See more details on the NIF website. From the report… The overwhelming common theme from both sides was that citizens make a clear distinction between the “human” aspect of the relationship and the political aspects – drawing a line between governments and people. Russians initially saw the relationship as the competence of the government, but shifted to an emphasis on citizen to citizen interactions after deliberating. […] (continue)

Research Report on A Public Voice 2005 (NIF Report)

Connecting the Deliberative Public To its Elected Representatives is a research report on A Public Voice 2005 by Philip D. Stewart. Find more details on the NIF website. From his conclusion… The real opportunity before us is to take advantage of the learnings from our research to date on what it takes for elected officials and policy influentials to come to the insight that a deliberative public has a useful, even essential contribution to make to policymaking.  I see two major learnings as relevant to embracing this opportunity more […] (continue)

Does Deliberation Work? A Summary of the Usefulness of Deliberation in Professional and Civic Organizations (NIF Report)

This report by Jeffrey D. Greene provides an overview of the findings revealed in two workshops conducted by the Kettering Foundation that involved professional and civic organizations (more details on the NIF website).  In short, the central question that this report addresses is: What do we know about the use of deliberation in these organizations with respect to the way they interact with the public? From the report’s conclusion… One problem that is evident from the discussion is that the working concept of “civic engagement” or “engaging […] (continue)

Living Room Conversations

Amanda Kathryn Roman of the Citizens in Charge Foundation and Joan Blades of MoveOn.org and MomsRising are collaborating to launch a new and exciting project to promote civil conversations: www.LivingRoomConversations.org. It is an open-source project that provides a model for respectful conversations among friends & friends of friends around political issues that are typically polarizing. (continue)

Mr. Boyd Connects (NIF Report)

This ten-page article titled Mr. Boyd Connects describes Representative Allen Boyd’s (D-Florida) experience with National Issues Forums and public deliberation. Boyd first took part in the taping of A Public Voice at the National Press Club in 2004 and then went on to organize similar events in every county in his district in Florida.  Mr. Boyd Connects was published by the Kettering Foundation in 2005. Find more details on the NIF website. More about National Issues Forums and their Reports on the Issues… The National Issues Forums […] (continue)

Report from the April 2006 Policy Consensus Initiative (NIF Report)

This report paints a picture of state legislators that may be at once familiar and new. It examines the role that legislators play in the context of today’s political scene. In some ways, legislators continue to work as they have in the past. But the environment has changed, and legislators across the country are responding to those changes by practicing politics differently. New roles are emerging for legislators as problem solvers, facilitators, and conveners. In short, legislators are learning that leadership is often about inspiring […] (continue)

Documentary on the 2010 Intl Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication

A documentary is available featuring a several-day-long dialogue process held in Nigeria in October 2010. 200 Muslim and Christian youth met in a safe place in Nigeria for several days of face-to-face, in-depth dialogue experiences. The women and men discovered their equal, shared humanity and that "an enemy is one whose story we have not heard." It was part of the 2nd International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. (continue)

The Edward Blakely Award

The Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG), a group affiliated with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), is pleased to establish the Edward Blakely Award. Announced in on October 13, 2011, this achievement award will be given each year to a worthy honoree who has supported the cause of social justice, particularly in urban planning or development, for communities of color. This award, to be presented at the annual POCIG business meeting, may go to planning or related academics or to professionals who […] (continue)

One Nation, Many Beliefs: Talking About Religion in a Diverse Democracy

This is the pilot version of the 43-page discussion guide, One Nation, Many Beliefs: Talking About Religion in a Diverse Democracy from Everyday Democracy. Adapted from a 2006 guide created by LaGuardia Community College, One Nation, Many Beliefs was revised in 2011. The guide helps people of different faith groups and secular groups develop relationships to work together in creating a community where everyone can thrive. Below is an excerpt from the guide, which can be downloaded in full from Everyday Democracy’s site here. From the guide…   […] (continue)