Listening 'Til the Listening Starts


Sat Oct 01 2022 at 09:00 am to 04:30 pm


Saint Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church | Paradise Valley, AZ

Learn to be a healing, reconciling presence … even, and especially, when discussing the most polarizing topics.
About this Event

How would the world change if we were profoundly understood?It starts with YOU.

In this workshop series, you will learn ...

  • the power of the pause
  • the magic of a good question
  • the secret of curiosity

You will learn how to ...

  • help people empty their heart
  • feel profoundly heard
  • experience listening’s healing power
  • keep difficult conversations going without becoming contentious
  • remain peaceful in the presence of distress
  • leave conversations connected, not divided

Together, we will have an opportunity to practice these skills as we discuss the following topics:

• Climate Change October 1

• Gun Violence October 29

• Abortion November 19

• Racial Reconciliation January 7

Each session will have two guest presenters who will contribute different perspectives. Our goal will not be to solve anything, take action, or even promote action. Our goal will be to learn to listen profoundly … especially across substantial difference.

You will leave this series feeling equipped, empowered, and sent, knowing you know how to be a reconciling presence in a polarized world.

Registration for Session 1 is Now Open

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 | 9am - 4:30pm

Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church | 6715 N Mockingbird Ln. Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Lunch and childcare is provided | Registration is required Fee is $25 for each session. Scholarships available upon request.Registration closes September 26 or once we have sold out.


Climate change is a global threat on an unprecedented scale that we don’t fully understand. We may need radical changes to major institutions and personal lifestyles, implementing untested solutions that will have collateral impacts on economies, as well as political and social systems. However, changing nothing will have an even greater and graver impact. Is an all-out effort to halt climate change and reverse its effects inevitable, or is more caution advisable with the collateral effects?

Read about our presenters for the day:

The Rev. Jim Clark

The Rev. Jim Clark will guide us through our workshop. He has been the Rector/Senior Pastor of Saint Barnabas since 2004. Jim authored The Art of Engaging Holy Scripture curriculum, which facilitates listening to holy scripture and to one another. He has been leading listening workshops at Saint Barnabas since 2018.

The Rev. Pam Hyde

The Rev. Pam Hyde is an Episcopal priest, lawyer, and advocate for caring for the earth. Born and raised in Ohio, she has lived the majority of her life in Arizona. Pam is a graduate of Amherst College, Duke Law School, Duke School of the Environment, and Yale Divinity School, and has worked for nonprofit conservation groups, state government, and as the Assistant Rector at St. Francis in Green Valley. She currently serves on Bishop Reddall’s staff as the Canon for Creation Care for the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona.

Jim Rounds

Jim Rounds is President of Rounds Consulting Group. He regularly provides advice to policymakers at the Arizona state capitol and economic guidance to policy leaders across the country. His advising includes analyzing the associated dynamic benefits and costs from changes in public policy and consulting on environmental economics. Jim began his career as a Senior Economist and Senior Budget Analyst with the Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee and has been engaged in policy-related economics for more than two decades. Jim is a Senior Fellow at the Goldwater Institute, the President of the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, and board member at Valley Partnership and the Arizona Small Business Association. He has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in economics from Arizona State University.

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Saint Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church, 6715 North Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, United States

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