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Civil conversations on faith, race, class, and gender.

Episode 4 - Setting the Table : Location

What if the dinner table was a perfect place to discuss our differences and our greatest potential as a nation? Some of our best and most thoughtful conversations happen around a dinner table. There is something about the food, the atmosphere, and the people that ripen conditions for meaningful conversation.

On this episode, we interview Reverend Jennifer Bailey from the Faith Matters Network and Lennon Flowers from the Dinner Party about their project, The People's Supper.

The People's Supper aims to repair the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences, leading to more civil discourse. And, they plan to do it in the most nourishing way we know – over supper! This isn’t about a political party, or what is or isn’t happening in Washington. It’s about us, and our relationship to one another.

Reverend Jennifer Bailey is an ordained minister, public theologian, and emerging national leader in multi-faith movement for justice. She is the Founding Executive Director of the Faith Matters Network, a new interfaith community equipping faith leaders to challenge structural inequality in their communities. www.faithmattersnetwork.com.

Lennon Flowers is co-founder and executive director of The Dinner Party, a community working to change the way we approach life after loss. She most recently served as the Community Director of Ashoka's Start Empathy Initiative, and has written for CNN, Forbes, Open Democracy, EdWeek, YES! Magazine, and GOOD, among others. She is an Ashoka Fellow and an Aspen Ideas Scholar, and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. www.thedinnerparty,org

For more information about The People's Supper, please visit www.thepeoplessupper.org.

We want to thank Fact Not Fiction for our theme song. Check out their album "On Friends and Oppenheimer" at factnotfiction.bandcamp.com/ or wherever you listen to your music.

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