We at the Oak Tree believe in inclusive and constructive conversations that can help us see the world in a more discerning light. We developed Engaging Conversations out of the longing of people of all beliefs, creeds, and values to openly discuss current local, national and world events in light of our fundamental values. It is a time of reflection, creative thinking, open dialogue, and clarification.
Topics that we’ve discussed have varied widely. We announce topics on our Facebook page during the week, based on current events. As a result, topics tend to have to do with social justice issues. We often find that the topic we’ve planned on discussing leads the group into all kinds of intriguing side trips. We’ve discussed women’s rights, LGBTQ issues, economics, immigration, healthcare, social and political processes, and a host of others.
Whatever your beliefs or opinions, we welcome everyone interested in engaging these topics. We come with a spirit of openness, friendliness and integrity. We are committed to maintaining this a safe place to explore views together. So we require the conversation to be respectful of everyone who participates.
Come and contribute your questions and your thoughts as we work together for deeper understandings of how our values interact with public events!
This event occurs every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at The Lantern Tap House in the Perry District of Spokane. For more information related to time, place, and topic of this week, please visit our Facebook page below.