Event Title

How to Talk About Controversial Subjects Without Making Enemies of Your Friends

Location

Otto Miller Hall 109

Keywords

Day of Common Learning

Description

One of the first steps toward reformation in any community is listening to all the voices that call for a return to Truth. In order to do this we need to be able to have meaningful and productive conversations around difficult and controversial topics. Subjects such as politics, religion, economics, race, ethnicity, language, and discerning fact from fiction certainly provide fodder for potentially touchy conversations. This session will focus on some of our society’s most contentious issues and then lay out some guidelines for talking about those issues without alienating other people. This session might prove particularly useful especially for those who plan to celebrate the holidays with extended family.

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Oct 18th, 1:00 PM

How to Talk About Controversial Subjects Without Making Enemies of Your Friends

Otto Miller Hall 109

One of the first steps toward reformation in any community is listening to all the voices that call for a return to Truth. In order to do this we need to be able to have meaningful and productive conversations around difficult and controversial topics. Subjects such as politics, religion, economics, race, ethnicity, language, and discerning fact from fiction certainly provide fodder for potentially touchy conversations. This session will focus on some of our society’s most contentious issues and then lay out some guidelines for talking about those issues without alienating other people. This session might prove particularly useful especially for those who plan to celebrate the holidays with extended family.