Our first monthly newsletter from Faith Commons is about the Israel/Palestine conflict:
This monthly newsletter will introduce you to stories, language and strategies that may feel unfamiliar, uncomfortable, and even at times threatening. Our goal is to build our muscle for thoughtful, nuanced conversations that dig beneath the surface of habitual assumptions and reactions. We want to create a space where relationships rather than slogans inform our thinking.
At a time when polarization threatens to reduce every position to “acceptable” or “unacceptable,” we need to practice curiosity. At a time when people are taking language off the table, we must wrestle with the meaning of that language, and the reason it is being used.
At a time when we feel more compelled than ever to speak out, we must practice being good listeners.