Friday, April 3
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
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Featuring acclaimed author and facilitator Priya Parker, “Gathering Together While Apart” will discuss our sudden shift away from in-person gatherings, exploring how we can create intimate, meaningful opportunities for connection during this unpredictable time.
During this hour-long conversation, Priya will share creative, real-life examples of people convening while #TogetherApart. She will invite participants to think through how to be intentional, effective gatherers who create magic between people during a time of social distance.
Whether planning online worship services, a virtual family Seder, or an upcoming staff retreat, learning the Art of “Gathering Together While Apart” is one of many ways we can work together to prevent a loneliness boom during the coming months.
Countryside Community Church
American Muslim Institute (AMI)
Religions for Peace USA (RFPUSA)
Union For Reform Judaism (URJ)
United Church of Christ (UCC)
United Religions Initiative (URI)
Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska
The Interfaith Observer
Islamic Society of North American (ISNA)
Priya Parker is a facilitator, strategic advisor, and the acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters. Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Parker has worked on race relations on American college campuses and on peace processes in the Arab world, southern Africa, and India. She is a founding member of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Values Council and the New Models of Leadership Council, and a senior expert at Mobius Executive Leadership. Her TED talk on transformative gatherings has been viewed more than 1.5 million times. Parker studied organizational design at MIT, public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and political and social thought at the University of Virginia. Parker’s work has been featured in numerous outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, TED.com, Forbes.com, Real Simple Magazine, Oprah.com, Bloomberg, Glamour, Today Show and Morning Joe. The Art of Gathering was named one of the best business books of the year by Amazon, Esquire, NPR, The Next Big Idea Club and 1-800-CEO-READS. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Anand Giridharadas, and their two children.