Our meetings are conducted in a spirit of dialogue
This means that we build a space where people bring a desire to understand, not to convince. Participants treat each other with mutual respect, even when their beliefs differ. We encourage active listening, especially when followed up with open questions.
When a conversation is lead by dialogue, new points of contact open up between groups who otherwise see each other as opponents or the other
. It generates mutual understanding and good will, and can open up new ways of thinking, living together and moving forward. The focus is on building relationships
rather than getting results
To find out more about dialogue, feel free to check out the article below. It is taken from a workshop with the Nansen Center For Peace And Dialogue
(NCPD), a Norwegian organization that works with groups recovering from war. It explains how dialogue can bridge even extreme divides and open up opportunities for cooperation after periods of great hurt.