I have a new project in the works. It's a second blog, called Culture Pax. I intend to move my political diatribes over there, including my discussion on marriage equality.
The blog is not completely set up yet, and I'm not sure exactly when it will happen, but I hope very soon. My intent is that it will be a forum where people in this country can discuss controversial subjects in a way that is safe for both sides, even when emotions grow heated. My hope is that people on different sides of issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion, climate change, and just about anything else will receive empathy and learn to advocate for their side in a way that both ensures their needs will be honored, and that honors the needs of others who disagree.
With that in mind, I'm hoping to develop a team of people who are skilled in Nonviolent Communication (or some similar system or non-system of communication) and in giving empathy, who will share in the creation and support of this blog. I'm looking for team members, and guest contributors, and have three others who are willing to start.
All right, I'm going to stick my neck out. Here's the link to Culture Pax. Don't expect too much to begin with. I'm just starting, and this site is truly under construction!
Blessings to all-