How Transparency Overcomes Division

By Fred Oduyoye and Rick Lawrence

We live in an age of enemies. Never has it been easier, or more likely, that we will create enemies just by living our life… Choose any random post on any social media site and you’ll see enemy-making up close—guaranteed. Today I got a notification in my email about a new post to the social-media site NextDoor, simply titled “Spider.” How can you not open that? So I did. It was a woman posting a photo of a scary-looking spider outside her home, with a note asking if anyone knew what kind of spider it was. Within a few posts, random neighbors were already at each others’ throats over the place of spiders in the world… Why do these online conversations so quickly and easily devolve into name-calling, anger, and enemy-making? And how can we bring a reconciling presence into these volatile environments? Reachable Reconciliation founder Fred Oduyoye points to the power of transparency…

Learn the skills of reconciling relationships when you journey with Fred as your coach in a Reachable Reconciliation Cohort! Fred Oduyoye will use his expertise to help you engage in the hard work of relational reconciliation.

The Cohort Includes:

– 5 live online training sessions (90 minutes) each month with your facilitator Fred Oduyoye
– Additional materials, assignments, and resources sent to your cohort between sessions
– A private online community to share in discussion, ideas, and connection

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