Conversation is a unique interaction. It’s use can be as mechanical as the transference of information or as existential as a sharing of humanity. The quality of the conversation is reliant on the disposition of the participants. Generous participants in a conversation often share something of themselves that makes them vulnerable and has the power to impact others. Curious participants ask insightful questions, lovingly drawing out that which is normally hidden. Principled participants aim deep, unearthing questions, challenges, desires, or intentions driving a particular topic of conversation.
For the sake of clarity with others, and the possibility of truly being changed for the better, this is the kind of conversation that the Table encourages. Generous, curious, and principled words exchanging across the Table to shine a light on topics ranging from politics and religion to language and values. New perspectives are shared, minds are stretched, hearts are filled, and the conversation ripples out from the Table into everyday life.
As the ripple continues a simple exchange of words becomes a seed that can change the world.