The Common Good

Results for the Great Conversation

A Dialogue about Dialogue
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 8:28am | Type: Blog

A friend of mine once said, “a true and genuine dialogue only takes place when each person is willing to be ‘converted’ to the other side of the argument.” At first I was skeptical of this remark, as I wondere ...

Dear Sojo Commenters
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

You may recall back a post back in January where I expressed our ongoing concern about the tenor of many comments on our site. I said at the time that in order to (hopefully) curtail the snark that had infiltr ...

Dear SoJo Commenters: "This Aggression Will Not Stand, Man."
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

We can disagree, and we must when our conscience so demands, but we must do it with kindness, open minds and open hearts. Dear Sojourners Commenters, Please consider the f ...

An Invitation to The Great Conversation
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 1:25pm | Type: Blog

The 2012 presidential election is expected to be the most mean-spirited and vitriolic we’ve ever seen. That may be true, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it must be that way. We can solve that problem one conve ...