In March 2020 we launched our free Online Community Discussions to stay connected during lockdown. Since then, we’ve had hundreds of participants from around the globe engage in meaningful discourse and reflective thinking. These programs have become so successful that we continue to offer them for free as one more way to make Touchstones Discussions accessible to everyone.

Whether you’re just getting familiar with Touchstones or you’re a seasoned discussion leader, Online Community Discussions offer a way to practice discussion skills together and build community. We offer a volunteer-led Touchstones Community Discussion from 11am – 12pm EST every other Saturday. On Dec 2, our online discussion will feature the Touchstones text for Touchstones Week! Join us for practice in advance of running your own group or simply to spend time with others thinking more deeply about what it means to build a common path. To register for Touchstones week, please visit:

Fall program dates are: Dec 9, Dec 16 and Dec 30. Winter 2024 program dates are: Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 9, and Mar 23.

For more information or to register for the program, please email us at

What to expect:
  • Explore the group’s ideas and a short text or a work of fine art that relates to the theme of community.

  • No advanced preparation is needed — we provide everything on the fly.

  • No ongoing commitment. Come when it’s convenient.

  • All are welcome!