The Dialogue Series

What is the real story behind conflicts of the world and can they be reconciled?

  • Visit people and sites in countries with social conflicts
  • Interact with people representing different viewpoints
  • Explore social justice and spiritual opportunities and challenges
  • Discuss attitudes and practices that can be applied at home

Travel the world and interact with those experiencing conflict and striving for reconciliation and healing.

Organizers and Hosts

Dr. William S. Barnes
Pastor Bill is the Co-Lead Pastor at St Luke’s United Methodist Church in Orlando, FL. Since Bill was appointed to the church in 1992, it has grown to be one of the largest and most influential congregations in the United Methodist Church. Bill is a graduate of Emory University. He is the recipient of the Jefferson Award for American Public Service and the Manhattan Institute’s Award for Social Entrepreneurship, among others. He founded Shepherd’s Hope, a faith-based volunteer health care organization for the uninsured.

Rev. Dr. Gary Mason
Gary has worked in peace building and conflict transformation for almost 30 years. First as a United Methodist pastor in a church on the "peace line" in Belfast between the Protestant and Catholic communities and then in an integral role in the Northern Irish peace process. In 2007, he was made a member of the Order of the British Empire by HRH Queen Elizabeth for this work. Gary played a key role in establishing the Skainos project, the largest faith-based redevelopment project in western Europe. Today he is increasingly working in the context of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. He lectures around the world and has been interviewed by many media organizations.
In the Media: Belfast Telegraph, 9/16/2017