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Virtual Reading Group Event:
“Confident Pluralism”

A series of discussion sessions about Professor John Inazu’s book*

*This reading group has now passed. If you're interested in a future virtual reading group, please sign up to receive early announcements about upcoming titles.

Event Topic

In Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep DifferenceProfessor John Inazu (Washington University in St. Louis) analyzes the increasing divide among us and how we can survive these turbulent times.

During an online orientation and three online discussion sessions, you will learn more about the current state of the country and the ways that we can live together peacefully despite our differences. You will discuss the readings and video with others, diving deep into the content. 

Learn more about the Virtual Reading Groups format.

Readings and Video

Attendees will be asked to read and/or watch selected books and videos. The following are the materials for this Virtual Reading Group event:

Book: Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference

Video: Having Your Views Challenged is a Good Thing



Each session will cover approximately 1/3 of the book to allow the group to work together on important concepts. An expert facilitator will guide the session to ensure civility and opportunities for everyone to participate.

Goals and Expected Takeaways

The Virtual Reading Groups format allows participants to dive deeper into reading and video content so you can explore the big ideas within. Some of the questions you may encounter during this 3-part event series may include:

  • How did we get here – to this loss of unity and civility?

  • What are some practical ways that we can feel less alienated by others’ beliefs?

  • How can we live together in an increasingly diverse society?

  • Can the legal system better protect people’s differences?

Event Series Schedule

Sessions for our Confident Pluralism group took place in January 2019.

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This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.