For the second year running, I have a special Knowledge Café coming up soon to celebrate World Values Day in October.
It is a free online, virtual Knowledge Café run on the Zoom video conferencing platform.
The theme of this year's Café introduced by Charles Fowler will be to do with how we put our values into action in the community.
Do we do this successfully? What about the evidence that says we don't, such as the rise of online bullying, fake news, crime and other internet abuse? The whole tenor of social and political debate seems to be becoming polarised with intolerance and acrimony now the norm.
Levels of trust in Western countries appear to have been in a worrying decline for many years as evidenced by the much-followed annual Edelman Trust Barometer. Is this something to do with the gap between the values people say they have and the values they actually practise? What's going on? Are values-based social norms breaking down?
This World Values Café will explore these and other issues relating to values in the community .
Not only will you get to have some interesting conversations with small groups of like-minded people but you will get to experience the power of the Zoom communication platform and of course the Knowledge Café format itself.
See here for more information and to register.
The Café is looking to be truly global - so far I have 62 people from 28 countries registered! Yes, 28 countries - I find that amazing.