Book Discussion—”High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out”

Thursdays, April 21 and May 5, 7–8:30 p.m. in the King room

Cover of High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out by Amanda Ripley - a tangle of barbed wire

Join members of UUC’s new 4th Principle Dialogue Group and discuss the book High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out by Amanda Ripley. Good conflict is healthy, but “high conflict” is leads to outrage, blame, and us-versus-them thinking. Read stories of people and communities that overcame high conflict, including a liberal religious congregation dealing with internal conflicts. How do people learn to humanize their opponents and develop curiosity in place of condemnation? See the reviews in Kirkus and in the New York Times.

Headshot of Amanda Ripley, author
Amanda Ripley, author

The 4th Principle Dialogue Group promotes dialogue to encourage the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and to work toward the UUC’s goal of connected community. You can expect to hear differing opinions on the book from your fellow congregants and to learn something from them. For this first event, we are meeting in person because it’s better for deep dialogue. Find more about this new group in UUC Connect.

Please consider supporting the UUC bookstore by buying a full-price copy even if you could get one free at a library or cheaper online. While you’re there, say Hi to Cindy, our volunteer bookstore manager, and take a look at the books that your fellow congregants are reading.

If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that keep you from participating. If you have questions, please contact Jonathan Tweet or Rev. Justin Almeida. (Find contact information in UUC Connect.)

~Jonathan Tweet