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Party, party

March 28, 2011 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  8 Comments

The format and underpinnings of Conversare gatherings are becoming clearer as is their significance. For inviting people who may not know each other to share a meal together in a public place, in a context in which whoever is present feels welcome and included,  is increasingly striking a deep chord. As was expressed by a participant in one such event in Padang, West Sumatra, last November: “It’s simple and deep. A spiritual adventure.” With four main underpinnings which derive from the conversational processes, Open Space Technology  (OST) and the World Café (TWC), namely: .  Create a hospitable space .  Define the purpose of the gathering .  Whoever...

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