Building Bridges Through Dialogue
The Bridge Dialogues is a collaborative project among the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP), FutureChurch (FC), and Voice of the Faithful (VOTF). We have prepared this model and the accompanying resources to help bridge gaps that too often prevent clergy and lay from addressing together the problems besetting our Church.
The model depends on a collaborative environment, one where facilitators maintain adherence to the format of the discussion rather than lead it. That collaboration begins long before the Dialogue itself, with a commitment from two facilitators—one cleric and one lay person—to serve as co-leaders for the session(s).
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Learn more about how you can have a dialogue in your parish