The headlines are filled with news of terrorism and hate crimes. Politicians talk of building walls. Countries struggle to welcome newcomers. In extreme cases, identity and fear are channeled into deadly fanaticism. If you're looking for an opportunity to put recent events in context and a springboard for meaningful discussion, you're in the right spot. Instead of just sending thoughts and prayers to victims, it's time to step up and lead conversations in your community—and across the world—that lead to deeper understanding.
READ "ON IDENTITY"
Many of us want to have a more open dialogue on the issues of racism or extremism in our communities, but struggle with how to get started. This course will walk you a step-by-step discussion of an excerpt from Amin Maalouf’s book In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong. Start by downloading and reading this excerpt.
Download this structured facilitator’s guide to hold a conversation about Amin Maalouf’s On Identity text. Thig guide contains questions and context to spark a conversation with your friends, family, or colleagues. You may be surprised by what you learn about each other.
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