Divisiveness and conflict are fueled by the inability to see each other as people, with much more in common than we are often led to believe. Walter Capps stated that "we are strongest as people when we are directed by that which unites us, rather than giving into the fears, suspicions, innuendos and paranoias that divide."
Sitting down for a meal together is one of the most fundamental ways to bridge divisions and build community. It is a basic starting point toward deeper understanding and relationship-building. Common Table represents a growing number of rather uncommon events around the community for doing just that. No speeches, no politics… just food and conversation.