May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
Helping Congregations Bridge Differences and Heal Divides, in partnership with the Rice University Program for Religion & Public Life
*Restricted Attendance. Join the Rice University Religion and Public Life Program for a screening of the short film PURPLE, a documentary from political mediation organization Resetting the Table and Emmy award-winning Transient Pictures. PURPLE tells the story of everyday Americans with opposing viewpoints discovering the humanity and concerns behind each other’s positions. Filmed in rural Wisconsin, the film is an uplifting and humanizing look into what healthy discussion of charged political issues can look like. PURPLE and its accompanying Discussion Guide are designed to provide congregations with skills and tools for building dialogue across divides in their communities.
After the screening, Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, one of the film’s creators, will engage in dialogue with RPLP postdoctoral fellow Dr. Rachel Schneider and take questions from attendees. Join us to learn more about conflict transformation and bridge-building within religious communities.
This is a private event for faith leaders in Houston. There will be a public screening of PURPLE on 6/15, followed by communication skill-building for productive discussion of charged issues across divides. Click here to sign up.
Resetting the Table is distributing the film and Discussion Guide as free resources to faith communities and community organizations. If you are interested in bringing PURPLE to your community or network, please visit us at www.resettingthetable.org/purple.