CtK promotes dialogue with a Respectful Conversation about political discourse

Christ the King Lutheran Church and Minnesota Council of Churches invite the community to attend a Feb. 1 conversation that will focus not on changing minds, but on softening hearts while discussing a divisive issue in Minnesota.

Conversations about significant issues can sometimes be emotional, pick-a-side and fight-it-out discussions that leave us feeling worse about the people we disagree with, and sometimes worse about ourselves. But there is a way to talk that feels open, honest and impartial, where you can actually be heard and learn about the people with whom you disagree.

Experience the new way for yourself on Wednesday, February 1 from 6:00–8:30 p.m. at Christ the King. We are choosing to be a source of living water, cooling the heat of divisive conversations through the Respectful Conversations Project. 2016 was a year defined by divisiveness. Let us shape 2017 into a year defined by courageous togetherness. Join in to learn how you can have a great conversation that builds empathy and understanding for others.

Event Details:
Respectful Conversation: Working Together Towards Good in a Divisive Political Atmosphere
Wednesday, Feb. 1
Check-In: 5:30-6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
1900 7th Street NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

This event includes a meal for a suggested donation of $5 per person. To plan for food and facilitators, please register for this event

The Respectful Conversations Project is a program of the Minnesota Council of Churches designed to strengthen civic life in Minnesota. Congregations throughout Minnesota are hosting conversations that explore issues through the lens of deeply held convictions while maintaining, even enhancing, relationships among those who disagree.

About Minnesota Council of Churches
The Minnesota Council of Churches’ mission is to manifest unity in the church and to build the common good in the world. The Minnesota Council of Churches programs align with two broad categories: welcoming refugees and community engagement and civic life. For more information, visit www.mnchurches.org.

Rev. Jerad Morey
Program and Communications Director
Minnesota Council of Churches