WAFB: Community conversation acts as safe space for open dialogue

Broadmoor United Methodist Church was featured by Baton Rouge’s local news station WAFB because of a  community gathering they hosted that brought people together for conversation about important issues in their area.

From the story:

“Broadmoor United Methodist Church hosted a community conversation, as a place where people with varied social and economic backgrounds could express their concerns in a non-judgmental environment and figure out how issues can be remedied.

“There’s an incredible amount of mistrust in our community and our country now. By building relationships through conversation, we create the capacity for positive change,” Wilkinson said.

And it’s the response to three simple questions, where the hope lies as the beginning of transformation.

Question one: How are you feeling? Question two: What do you long for in our community?

Gerald Collins says he hopes to see a community that interchanges ideas, talks about pain openly, and is invested in alleviating pain and suffering.

And question three: As your bravest self, what do you do next?”

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