THE POWER OF DIALOGUE: FINDING FRIENDSHIP & JOY IN UNPREDICTABLE RELATIONSHIPS
This discussion between Paula Green and Ben Fink, organizers of Hands Across the Hills, launched the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding's new series on Building Communities Across Divides: Lessons from Far and Near. It was recorded in March 2021.
After the 2016 elections, Paula Green and Ben Fink organized HATH with their communities in Western Massachusetts and East Kentucky. Despite different voting patterns, histories, and socio-economic conditions, the intensive dialogues gave all of the participants opportunities to expand their boundaries, deepen compassion, develop skills, and enlarge their hearts.
Paula has been using models of intensive dialogue in communities around the world since founding Karuna Center for Peacebuilding in 1994.