How should we respond to the polarization between nationalists and globalists, with an increasingly fluid job market, an unstable financial climate, widening economic inequality, environmental crises, loss of trust in public institutions, and the fear and uncertainty that comes with these challenges?
There’s some crazy stuff going on in the world today. Our focus is to create educational tools, processes and open dialogue forums that will help people make sense of it, feel more connected and empowered to make a difference.
Our hope is to ignite a conversation around topics challenging the human community to develop a rich understanding of human dignity and human capacity.
Everyone has a role to play in making the change we want to see in the world.
In September 2015, Rowan Williams hosted the Inspire Dialogue Foundation’s inaugural event, Dialogue with the Dalai Lama. The Cambridge event brought participants together for two days of open dialogue. Topics ranged across resources, health, technology, the environment, education, conflict resolution and freedom. The overarching theme was Universal Responsibility.
For dialogue to take place, there must be a genuine hearing of the “Other.” This is an immensely difficult task because we find it all too easy to relate to others in a casual way, without concentration on the reality of another person.