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Red-Blue Workshop – Catholic version

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description

Join us for a two-part online workshop that brings together Red (conservative or Republican-leaning) and Blue (liberal or Democratic-leaning) citizens for moderated activities and structured discussions that reduce stereotyped thinking, clarify disagreements, build relationships and find common ground through listening and learning rather than declaring and debating.

This workshop is hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The framework of this Braver Angels workshop will include guidance based on our Catholic values and beliefs. Each workshop will open and close in prayer.

Registation

Registering for Part 1 (June 2nd) automatically includes you in Part 2 (June 9th) of the workshop. This workshop is conducted on two separate Thursday evenings and is three hours for each session. It is important to be available and committed for both segments. Register here in advance.

Process

In part one, participants get to know one another and a foundation of trust is established. This paves the way for a deeper dive into authentic, respectful and thought-provoking questions and answers in part two.

Who can attend?

Catholic parishioners who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of, and connection with, people whose political beliefs differ from their own. This Braver Angels workshop has been revised to incorporate Catholic values and perspectives. There are two ways to join a Red/Blue Workshop: as a Participant or as an Observer.

  • Participants engage in small – and large – group discussions with individuals of both the same and different political persuasions. Participants identify as “red” or “blue” leaning. We strive for an equal balance of red and blue participants: 6 to 8 people on each side.
  • Observers watch and listen, but do not participate in the discussions.

Workshop Goals

  • To better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide;
  • To seek out areas of common ground in addition to acknowledging and respecting difference;
  • To gain insights that might help to heal the increasing polarization in our community and the nation.

Questions?

Andrew Musgrave, Director Social Justice Office: amusgrave@catholicaoc.org

Bob Wulzelbacher, Director Respect Life Ministries: bwurzelbacher@catholicaoc.org

Venue

Virtual

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