Revitalizing America

National Conversation Project is mending the frayed fabric of America by bridging divides one conversation at a time. Host or join conversations happening coast to coast each month. #ListenFirst

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Americans of all stripes are stepping up to address the growing cultural crisis of hyper-polarization and animosity across divides. Together we can turn the tide of rising rancor and deepening division with widespread conversations in which we #ListenFirst to understand. Supported by 100+ organizations, National Conversation Project promotes monthly conversation opportunities as well as National Weeks of Conversation. See the NCP Calendar.

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Bridging Divides

75% of Americans say the way we interact with people across differences has reached a crisis level. There’s nothing wrong with passionate beliefs, disagreement, and protest, but it feels like something more dangerous is taking hold. Do you see it? Personally feel it? What’s changed? What can we do about it together? How we can bridge the divides that threaten our future?

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Conversations are taking place around the first Friday of each month coast to coast! You’re welcome to join an in-person or virtual conversation, or host your own conversation on any topic you like. Also consider signing the #ListenFirst Pledge and explore our conversation resources.

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Check out our customized resources for different types of organizations hosting conversations that bridge divides.


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You may have heard about the renewed debate over 'civility' taking place among top political leaders over the last couple of days. While National Conversation Project does not use 'civility,' this discussion is highly relevant to our mission of encouraging conversations across divides. Therefore, our team has written and released the statement below. We...

In a very simple sense, conversations boil down to speaking and listening. On one side of the equation, you have an individual who is disclosing, sharing, laying bare his soul. When we open up to another, we become vulnerable, trusting that on the other side of the equation is a...

In April of this year, thousands of Americans took part in the first National Week of Conversation (NWOC). More than 130 schools, libraries, faith communities, activist groups and nonprofits hosted conversations coast to coast in 32 states. These conversations were grounded in a pledge to listen first and seek understanding....

I will #ListenFirst to understand!