Revive Civility News

February 19, 2017
by Keith C. Burris | The Blade  A female Toledo school teacher recently had a casual, passing conversation with a colleague about football. It shook her up. She’s not a huge football fan. But she had good parents, and she grew up in Ohio. So she is a fan of what we used to call good manners, read more
February 18, 2017
I recently came across a passage that seems especially relevant in this, the combative age of President Donald J. Trump. The missive, “110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation,” was provided by the Facebook account of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. “George read more
February 17, 2017
by Carolyn J Lukensmeyer | Sunshine State News  The 2016 election has left our country feeling more divided than ever. Not only did candidates increase political incivility in our country through disrespectful remarks and name calling, but the tone of the campaigns even led to physical violence. read more
January 21, 2017
by Lynn Stainbrook | Journal Standard  In our ever changing and challenging world, have we lost sight of civility? Do we even know what it means anymore? Civility means not being rude. Civility means understanding. Civility means listening. Civility means restraining the knee jerk reaction, read more
January 19, 2017
The National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD), launched in the aftermath of the shooting targeting Congresswomen Gabby Giffords in Arizona in 2011, has launched a new initiative – Revive Civility. “Incivility in America has reached epidemic proportions,” organizers point out. “Every day read more
January 09, 2017
by Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer | Naples Daily News  All of us at the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) commend the Naples Daily News editorial board and Collier County commissioners for your call to make a return to civility a priority for 2017. After the bruising 2016 election, we all need read more
December 19, 2016
by UNF Honors Student |The Florida Times-Union The United States of America has elected its 45th president. In what was arguably the most important election in recent history, a vast majority of Americans were extremely discouraged with both candidates. Despite the fact that the election is read more
December 13, 2016
NICD's Executive Director Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer was interviewed on Wake Up Tucson on civility and mentoring Tucson's children. Listen here, the third show down the list. 
December 04, 2016
Professor Robert Boatright discusses civility surrounding the holidays and how to handle tough conversations. Watch the video clip. 
December 01, 2016
by Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer | Medium  The 2016 election set many records, but in the worst possible ways. We plunged to new depths of incivility, normalized personal attacks, and demonstrated a new sense of divisiveness that threatens to dominate our political landscape for the years to come. We’re read more