Receiving Questions, Receiving Stories


I find that questions and stories are some of the most transformative aspects of interfaith and multicultural dialogue. Earlier this month, the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County met at International House Ann Arbor to share a meal and hold a conversation between international students and scholars and young adults who grew up in the United States.

Together, we explored these questions:

Where did you grow up, and how did that place and culture shape who you have become? How did it influence what you care about?

The stories were so rich and meaningful. 

When we receive each other’s questions and stories, we build relationships, expand our understanding, and come to know ourselves more deeply.

When have you received a transformative question? When have you heard a transformative story? When did you experience a transformative invitation to tell your own story?

I wonder if we might open ourselves to even more opportunities like these.

Renee Roederer

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