Courageous Conversations

A Peacemaking Project by Bernard L.

What is the injustice we are solving?

Our Compassionate Solution:

To solve this injustice of having courageous conversations with people of other faiths
we will address bravery and critical thinking
by teaching and givign insights on philosophy and religion and history!


George K.
14 May 2018 22:50
I think that people should feel comfortable talking to others about their own faith and not feel uncomfortable. Courageous conversations is key to making a difference. Good job.
Josh W.
4 July 2019 14:05
I think this project is going to do a great job. I am sure that you would be able to obtain more insight on implementing your project if you try to focus on any topics that people feel uncomfortable with. It's just a suggestion but don't limit yourself to only religious topics, think of other topics that makes people feel afraid to speak about.
Amani A. Peace First Staff
30 March 2018 11:00
Welcome to Peace First community, Bernard! Thanks for sharing your project with us.

Could you please share with us more about the issue that you are trying to solve in your community and who is affected by this issue? Also, explain why you want to run courageous conversations with people?

I noticed that you requested a mini-grant, but I would encourage you to answer my questions and share more information about your project. Thanks again for sharing your project with Peace First members, and we are looking forward to your next steps of the project!

Please let us know if you need any help with this!
PeaceFirst A.
26 March 2018 12:57
Hi Bernard!

We're excited to hear more about your ideas to address this important injustice! I wanted to let you know about an opportunity -- if you are interested in getting some funding for materials that you need to carry out your project, you can apply for a mini-grant of up to $250.

The deadline to submit your Project Plan and Mini-Grant Application is March 31st if you want to remain eligible to apply to attend a Peace First Accelerator.

As you craft your plan, be sure to consider the feedback we gave you on your compassionate insight, and check out our project planning tools for help turning your insight into a concrete action plan:

Then, through your dashboard, you can make any changes you want to make to your "compassionate insight," record your plan in "Make a plan" and then "Apply for a mini-grant" for the materials you need.

Let us know if you have questions. We're looking forward to supporting your project!

Kelsey T.
13 March 2018 16:51
Hi Bernard! Thanks for sharing your compassionate insight-- I'm part of the Peace First team and wanted to give you some formal feedback on your compassionate insight. We provide insight feedback to help teams further strengthen their ideas to come up with the best possible solution as they head into the plan phase.

I think it is fantastic that want to have "courageous conversations" with people of other faith backgrounds! I think creating spaces for dialogue across lines of difference is so critical to building understanding --- such important work and not always easy to make that commitment - so I commend you for the courage and compassion it takes to get started.

For the insight, we are asking for you to identify 1) the injustice that you want to change (the first part of the sentence) 2) one of the root causes -- the things that are creating or perpetuating that injustice (part two of sentence) and then 3) your solution -- the idea that you will implement in order to address that root cause. With that said, it would be helpful if you could rephrase your insight to help us understand what "injustice" you are attempting to address through this work and how. It sounds to me like having courageous conversations might be part o the solution to a problem that you are working on.

Once you have a solid sense of what the "injustice" is that you want to change through these courageous conversations, it will help to dive into the "root causes" -- what is happening under the surface that is creating the injustice?

these tools may help:

I also wanted to share some resources and stories about dialogue across difference that might help or inspire you... Keep up the good work!

Essential Partners is an organization with a ton of free (in depth) resources on dialogue building (you'll need to create an account to access them):
RaulPF C.
8 March 2018 12:54
Hi Bernard,
Thanks a lot for your reply. We encourage people not to share their personal details as part of the community norms:

Is this a project that you are unable to share details for?


Bernard L.
8 March 2018 11:35
Could you email me? Thanks!
RaulPF C.
6 March 2018 8:40
Hi Bernard,
Thanks so much for sharing your project. Getting started is sometimes the hardest step when moving to address injustices that you want to solve in your community. I like the title of your project and I'd love to learn more. We are here to help!
I look forward to hearing more.
Amy T. Peace First Staff
27 June 2018 12:05
Hi Bernard,

I'm a member of Peace First and I'm excited to hear more about your project! We just launched a new platform with steps that you may have not seen before. Feel free to go back and check them out. Also, as always, I recommend that you look at the feedback provided for your compassionate insight. If you need any support from me along the way, I'm happy to help! :)