Speaking together differently to live together differently: The promise of the public dialogue movement

The struggle for mutual respect of difference may be the most paradigmatic form of public conflict in the United States and elsewhere today. In recent years, a movement and broad community of practice has burgeoned in the United States and beyond, which brings people together across deep divides to...

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Published in:Religious education
Main Author: Johnson, Susanne 1950-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group [2018]
In:Religious education
Year: 2018, Volume: 113, Issue: 3, Pages: 277-288
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:The struggle for mutual respect of difference may be the most paradigmatic form of public conflict in the United States and elsewhere today. In recent years, a movement and broad community of practice has burgeoned in the United States and beyond, which brings people together across deep divides to engage in dialogue aimed to reduce conflict and foster mutual understanding. In this article, I introduce the public dialogue movement, and argue that as religious educators we should see ourselves called by the "signs of the times" to widen our praxis of dialogue across divides beyond our historic, robust leadership in interreligious dialogue.
ISSN:1547-3201
Contains:Enthalten in: Religious education
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/00344087.2018.1455568