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Seattle, WA, 98104
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The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

9/13: Workshop - Conversations Fostering Common Ground


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9/13: Workshop - Conversations Fostering Common Ground

A two-day workshop sponsored by “Mission & Peacemaking”

Facilitator: Kathleen MacFerran 

Kathleen is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She shares nonviolent communication training with schools, community groups, churches, hospitals, families, correctional officers and prison inmates and is a nationally recognized workshop leader. 

Background: The majority of people know how they should approach discussion of sensitive issues with those with whom they disagree on those issues. Yet most avoid such dialogue. Respectful and effective dialogue is the foundation to creating change for the better. 

Objective: To enable attendees to discuss respectfully and effectively sensitive core value issues with family, friends and others when they know there are deeply rooted differences. To find ways to turn blame intro trust, differences into understanding, and conflicts into cooperation. Effectiveness is not measured by persuasiveness in converting the other; it is measured by the degree to which common ground, trust and the ability to work together are developed.

Newport Presbyterian Church

4010 120th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98006-1138

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Friday, September 13—7:00-9:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 14—9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m

Click here to download the registration form. 

Earlier Event: September 8
9/8: Grandparents Day at Steel Lake