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Confronting Polarization: How to Cool It!

May 3, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Confronting Polarization

Holding differences Creatively in the Public Forum with Facilitators Mardi Tindal, former moderator of The United Church of Canada and Michael Saver, consultant. Both are facilitators with The Centre for Courage and Renewal. This is a free online Zoom event being hosted by Beach United Church.
As we approach the June provincial election, the toxic legacy of the U.S. insurrection, the misinformation disseminated by the so-called ‘Freedom Convoy’, and continued anxiety about the COVID – 19 pandemic, have all had an impact on citizens of Ontario. Parliamentary democracy depends on robust discussion of differing ideas, values and perspectives on societal issues in ways that affirm connections, respect differences, and de-escalate patterns of harm.
We will explore how to create and hold a safe and brave space for such discussion, a space characterized by courage, trust, integrity and respect. Practices that enhance our ability to listen deeply, to respond more than react, and to hold the tension of differences will be offered. In addition to input from the presenters, there will be a generous time for moderated questions and discussion.
For more information contact Moderator of this event for Beach United Church, Mary Anne Alton : maryanne.alton@sympatico.ca   or 416-469-5877


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