Public Conversations Project
Since 1989, the Public Conversations Projecthas worked in the U.S. and around the world facilitating dialogues on a wide range of contentious issues including abortion, forest management, homosexuality and faith, biodiversity, the use of animals in research, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and many others. In a world bristling with tension, controversy, polarization, and war, PCP aims to reduce rancor in public squares and promote effective communication within organizations and communities. It also provides workshops, customized trainings, and publications that teach people how to use its dialogue methods.
A pioneering intra-Jewish dialogue program focused on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian relationship. Started by Abigail Porth, Associate Director of the Greater Bay Area Jewish Community Relations Council, and faciliator Rachel Eryn Kalish, Project Reconnections brings Jewish leaders from across the political and religious spectrum together in dialogue and deliberation, building bridges and the capacity to work with the vastly divergent views that the topic evokes. The organization holds one-time events and leads longer, more engaged processes. Project Reconnections is a key component of the Year of Civil Discourse Initiative, a year-long intra-Jewish dialogue program sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council and the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation, in partnership with the Board of Rabbis of Northern California
National Coalition Building Institute
Founded in 1984, NCBI is a leadership development organization that focuses on prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, and resource development for constituency groups — African Heritage, Latino Heritage, Asian Heritage, Jewish Heritage, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, and Mens’ and Womens’ groups. NCBI programs enable leaders to take principled and courageous stands, enter the heat of emotionally-charged conflict to build bridges, and act as stalwart allies for all groups. NCBI has affiliates on more than 60 campuses in the United States, and more than 30 community groups working throughout the world, including in Canada, England, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia, and South Africa.
National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation
The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) brings together people and groups who actively practice, promote and study inclusive, high quality conversations. Collectively, we seek to nurture justice, innovation and democracy throughout society through the widespread use of transformational communication methods like dialogue and deliberation. The �dialogue and deliberation community� is a loose-knit community of practitioners, researchers, activists, artists, students, and others who are committed to giving people a voice and making sure that voice counts. NCDD provides the infrastructure needed in this community so we can work together to increase both our individual and our collective impact.