Common Ground

Common Ground comment at bridge-builders.org
It is time to look beyond the paralysis of politics as usual and cultivate a new Common Ground…At BridgeBuilders we specialize in helping polarized groups in education, business and society, communicate past their differences and design mutually beneficial solutions…

Resolving Cultural and Religious and Religious Conflicts through Common Ground Thinking
A flier from bridgebuilders.org

Excerpt fromWhy Common Ground Thinking Works
by Wayne Jacobsen 1999
What Common Ground Thinking Does

    Common ground thinking does not offer solutions to the divisive issues that confront our society, but that is its strength. What it does provide is a way for people to work together with those differences…

    2. Common Ground thinking helps people appreciate and apply religious neutrality.

Another Common Ground site
Common Ground is a center for inquiry, study, and dialogue.

    Our primary concern is the human quest for understanding and the human pursuit of significance. While our endeavor began with the study of world religions and the commitment to inter-faith dialogue, our range of program offerings has been greatly expanded over the past several years.

    Today, our primary focus is on the world’s great cultural, philosophical, religious, and spiritual traditions and their implications for every dimension of human experience…

Common Ground: What Protestants and Catholics
Can Learn from Each Other

    DVD: 1 hr 47 min.
    Genre: Christian Apologetics Documentary
    Produced by Kensington Community Church

    Here is an honest conversation between two deeply committed men of faith, an Evangelical pastor and a Catholic priest, about their shared faith in Jesus Christ. I recommend this resource to all who are interested in Christian unity…—Timothy George, Dean
Beeson Divinity School
    Christianity Today, Senior Editor

    An astonishingly honest, lucid, and winsome conversation about what unites and divides Catholics and Protestants. Father Riccardo and Pastor Andrews exemplify the kind of encounter made possible and necessary by the fact that we are, in the words of “Evangelicals and Catholics Together,” ‘brothers and sisters in Christ.’
    —Rev. Richard John Neuhaus,
Editor in Chief, First Things

Common Ground—Called to be Catholic

    Common Ground was an initiative launched by Cardinal Bernadin in 1996. His hope was to create a forum “Common Ground” for liberal, moderate and conservative Catholics to address, creatively and faithfully, vital issues of faith for the Catholic Church in the United States, without the distrust, polarization, and entrenched “he said, she said” positions that reduce dialogue to argument.

Globalization for the Common Good

Globalization: the Challenge to America
Eighth Annual Conference
Globalization for the Common Good:
An Interfaith Perspective
May 31–June 4, 2009
Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Conference will be a featured part of Loyola University’s 2009 celebration of 100 years as a university.

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