Nonprofit Promotes Religious Tolerance and Cultural Inclusivity

Denver, CO, December 30, 2007 --( It’s the time of year when many individuals create their list of things they intend to do in the New Year to improve their minds, bodies, and/or spirits. For those who resolve to be more tolerant of others or who seek to become better educated about other cultures, Common Tables, a Colorado-based non-profit organization has the key to turn a well-meaning New Year’s resolution into reality.

Since it was established in April of 2007, Common Tables has drawn visitors from more than 50 countries worldwide and every state in the nation to its website. As inspirational speaker and author of the book Spirituality Simplified Jeff Maziarek responded when he first learned of Common Tables, “This is a wonderful idea, and based on the state of the world, it clearly couldn't come at a better time.”

“When we created Common Tables, we knew it had the potential to transform lives,” said Dave Corby, one of the organization’s founding members. “Based on the responses we’ve received to our blog and the Common Tables website, we believe our organization will be a great vehicle for those seeking multicultural awareness or even new friends in the New Year.”

For $25 dollars a year, an individual or paired-team (e.g. married couple, life partners, friends, etc.) joins Common Tables. The new member then receives the names of three other individuals or couples from diverse faiths in their local geographic area, thus forming a “table”. Each table member takes a turn at hosting dinner at their home, bringing the table together four times over six months.

With current membership hovering around 300, Common Tables hopes to expand its membership to 3 million members worldwide by the end of 2008. “It’s a lofty goal,” says Corby, “but based on the reception we’ve already received, it’s one we believe we can reach, one meal at a time – all it takes is breaking bread together, listening, and participating in the dialogue.”


About Common Tables:
Based in Parker, CO, Common Tables is a non-profit organization which uses education and small group interactions to promote respect and understanding between traditionally disconnected religions, spiritual communities, philosophies and cultures. The organization is currently offering an alternative to bias, bigotry, racism and religious intolerance across the United States and in 53 countries around the world. To learn more about Common Tables, visit

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Elisabeth Monaghan