The Integrity of Dialogue

January 18, 2015  Jordinn Nelson Long and Jon Coffee

UUA President Peter Morales has written that our ability to spread compassion, understanding, and acceptance is literally a matter of life and death. Is this sense of urgency justified? Can something as simple as listening help us to live into this vision? Can we do that with integrity–even when we disagree?  Join visiting Meadville Lombard seminarians Jon Coffee and Jordinn Nelson Long, to consider what true dialogue might look like – and why it matters.

Jordinn Nelson Long is a mother of two, an intern at All Souls KC in Kansas City, and a seminarian at Meadville Lombard Theological School.  She blogs about faith and family life at

Jon Coffee is an intern at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, and a seminarian at Meadville Lombard Theological School.  Jon previously interned at GaDuGi Safe Center, a resource and advocacy organization for survivors of sexual violence.

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