This week, Kelsey and Sam welcome Phil Champain, former director of emerging programs at International Alert, and the current director of the Three Faiths Forum in London. Phil worked on the “Conflict Cafe” concept at International Alert, and is now working on a project looking at food rituals as a part of peacebuilding.
“Food is a way of opening up space for more difficult conversations. I think that notion of having a non-threatening conversations, less immediately set up as a zero-sum encounter, can ease the way into what are fundamentally very difficult things to talk about. It’s a kind of catalyst.” – Phil Champain