We are a volunteer group from the Greater Richmond area of Virginia who value dialogue as one of the paths to a more just, inclusive, peaceful, compassionate and sustainable world. We believe in the exponential power of effective action coming from reflection and collective wisdom expressed in group dialogue.
We can begin to change the way we think by changing the way we
— Robert Pogue
The process of dialogue is the effort to recognize the common
ground of humanness and from that collaborative base, explore the
issue at hand. A lot can be accomplished if we transcend our
apparent separateness and meet with an attitude of open,
nonjudgmental curiosity. It is an attempt to listen with our hearts.
— Greg Kelley
I am so grateful for the dialogue process as it consistently
gives the 'formula' for safe, open, genuine communication for all to
take something of value from each gathering.
— Dwight Smith
One of the many values for me in the dialogue process is that it
invites me to be the person I want to be in relationship to myself
and others. I am called to my deeper nature, and I see others in
theirs. I am always moved by the beauty and wisdom within everyone
and in the group as a whole.
— Jacquelyn Pogue
Using the dialogue model has been the profoundest part of my
university years. Some half dozen comments of participating students
called it "the best learning experience of my almost four years of
college". To think—this can be ongoing in every community, every
circumstance of life, at every age!
— Dan Smith
Our mission is to facilitate meaningful experiences of dialogue, provide leadership training on group facilitation, and encourage the use of dialogue models that inspire action through civic engagement and community collaboration.
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