By Irving R. Stubbs
Dialogue: A Way to Live
“In college, a small group of seniors interested in political science hadn’t had time to take the courses,” recalls Irving Stubbs, “so we asked a professor if he would meet with us to help us learn what we could about the subject. He said ‘yes’ and found other professors interested in joining us in what turned out to be a very open dialogue.” For the past several decades Irving has been employing dialogue in his work as a pastor, international business consultant, author and teacher.
In his latest book, he explores many good reasons to use dialogue.
- It is a way to stretch our levels of consciousness.
- It strengthens courage to speak and share.
- It bonds participants as persons, not as objects.
- It creates bridges to deal with organizational and societal issues.
- It builds communities of mutual trust and interests.
- It builds solutions to challenging issues.
- It opens us to God’s Spirit.
- It energizes worldviews based on shalom that includes peace, harmony, wholeness, justice and joy.
Author, Pastor, Consultant
Irving Stubbs is the President Emeritus of Living Dialog™ Ministries with degrees from Davidson College and Union Theological Seminary. He has been a pastor, an urban minister and a consultant to organizations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, Wales, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Greece, Spain, Japan and Hong Kong.
Connect deeply with others. Our humanity is the one thing that we all have in common.
– Melinda Gates
When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.
– Dalai Lama
If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.
– Henry Ford
“When we practice transformational dialogue, we enable fundamental and important changes to happen in our being not only for ourselves, but also for others in the relationships, cultures, and societies in which we all participate.”
– From the Forward of Dialogue: A Way to Live
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