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-- Welcome to The Dialogue Project - Transforming Conflict - Embracing Difference - Building Communities --

Help us build trust,
relationships, and partnerships among
neighbors, citizens, and immigrants of different
faiths and cultures


Mid East Dialogues

May 18, June 8th next, July 27th

May 14th, June 11th, July 16th

May 20th, June 10th

Youth Dialogue Corps Social Action Outreach Day and Graduation Wednesday, June 3rd

Call The Dialogue Project at 718-768-2175 for more information.

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Speaking Across Differences

Community Empowerment Through Dialogues, Interfaith Outreach and Training

Neighbors gather to sit with each other and break through barriers of silence that often exist among people of different cultures. Our city and state representatives, along with local schools, churches, synagogues, mosques, Community Boards, and nonprofits in each neighborhood get involved in hosting this neighbor-to-neighbor dialogue program.

Here are some pictures of the 2012 YOUTH DIALOUGE CORPS. and below the pictures is an adult program sample agenda.

Please email if you are interested in developing a program in your area.

Maya and sueleha
learning how to hold differences.

Antonio, DaryAhn and Heba
reflecting each other's experiences.


6:45-7:00 Sign in, Food, Mingling                                            
7:00-7:15 Name Go-Round
7:15-8:00 Small group dialogue (small groups of 3-4)

Last time we didn't get to the main issue places where your particular culture and values may differ from the larger society.
We are going to lead into tonight's question with an exercise where we ask you to speak from your I, from  your personal feelings and experience.

Exercise An experience from the I: I have experienced a cultural value or custom different from my own, and it made me laugh, cry, disturbed me, informed me, caused me to see something in a different way.  Speaking only from your personal experience, please share your experience with your group.

Have you experienced a conflict (within yourself or with someone else, a co-worker, on the job, at school etc.) because your values differed from the greater secular, civil culture?

Some examples:
  • pledge allegiance in school
  • swearing an oath on bible in court                 
  • young age marriage (Court has to approve)
  • legalized prostitution  newsstands selling/displaying magazines with scantily clad people on covers (some newsstands remove these, honoring concerns about modestly; others do not, honoring "freedom of speech" ideals).
8:00 - 8:30  Large group sharing of small group discussion