Meet Your Neighbours: Guiding Principles
Create a space of equality: all members are respected regardless of faith conviction.
Create a space for inclusivity: Encourage all voices to share and participate, but respect people’s space and respect a person’s decision to choose not to participate.
Meet Your Neighbours is NOT a space for conversion.
No one group, tradition, or person holds the truth.
Avoid generalizations: Do not substitute labels for complicated realities, avoid arguments, and do not cut-down any group.
Respect differences within one’s own tradition and the tradition of the “other”.
Trust your personal experiences but speak only for yourself and not for others in your tradition or the tradition of others.
Let-go of the need for an outcome. Don’t try to come up with an answer or a solution.
Let yourself be vulnerable.
Listen, listen, and when there’s nothing left to do, listen. Be curious, it’s natural, ask respectively.