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Started in the summer of 2020, the Dialogue: Face-to-Face series has brought free and thought-provoking interfaith conversations to hundreds of people. Each Dialogue consists of two or more panelists discussing questions around a common theme, followed by live Q&A from participants. 

Explore past Dialogues and learn more about upcoming events! 

Upcoming Programs

Check back soon for more upcoming Dialogue: Face-to-Face programs, and find more interfaith events on our calendar.

Recent Programs

Learn more and view the most recent Dialogue: Face-to-Face below.

American Values, Religious Voices: Practice as a Movement Toward Understanding

Monday, March 14, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 pm

What value can understanding and empathy have in conversations between people who fundamentally disagree?

How can shared practices help to build movements among people with different backgrounds?

What are the challenges to integrating values and action?

Murali Balaji and Lia Howard, Ph.D. discuss these questions and more!  Please join us by Zoom or Facebook Live for this guided conversation followed by an opportunity for Q&A.


Murali Balaji teaches about race, global media, nationalism, media activism, and social justice. Murali Balaji is a journalist, author, and academic with over 20 years of experience in diversity leadership.

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Lia Howard, Ph.D. is the Student Advising and Wellness Director at the SNF Paideia Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the SNF Paideia Program, Lia Howard served as the executive director of the Philadelphia Commons Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the practice of civic dialogue.

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