Revive Civility News

December 05, 2019
By MICHAEL DE BONIS & LETICIA WIGGINS The landmark 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision on "Obergefell v. Hodges" legalized same-sex marriage. In the case, Cincinnati real estate broker Jim Obergefell sued the state of Ohio for refusing to recognize his marriage to his husband John Arthur on Arthur read more
November 14, 2019
By Ellen Fike, For the Wyoming Tribune Eagle CHEYENNE – Erin Taylor joked that there were movie stars present in the Little America Hotel and Resort ballroom early Wednesday afternoon during the Governor’s Business Forum. She was preparing the guests, around 600 in attendance, to watch a 20-minute read more
November 04, 2019
Jim Denison | Denison Forum on Truth and Culture Matthew McConaughey made headlines recently, but not for a new movie or television commercial. He joined other volunteers last Friday in preparing eight hundred turkey dinners for firefighters in Los Angeles battling wildfires. His team prepared an read more
November 04, 2019
By Staff  Two campaigns inserted themselves into the U.S. political cycle on Sunday, both seeking to shake up the political scene in the run up to the 2020 election. Both are rooted in faith, and both have a similar purpose. These are not new candidates to oppose the incumbent read more
October 17, 2019
Ken Camp / Managing Editor Several Baptist groups have endorsed an interdenominational call to pray for revival on Nov. 3—a revival of respect and civility in politics. Exactly one year before the next national election, the National Institute for Civil Discourse is working with Christians across read more
October 16, 2019
AUTHOR: BRIAN KAYLOR, WORD&WAY EDITOR As the leaves start to turn to signal the final stages of 2019, the 2020 elections are already in full bloom. And as candidates from both major parties—and some other parties—crisscross the nation for raucous political rallies and soundbite-driven read more
October 15, 2019
by Presbyterian News Service LOUISVILLE (PNS) — Do you find yourself wishing political leaders would speak more respectfully to one another as they share their perspectives on important issues? The National Institute for Civil Discourse is coordinating a yearlong effort — leading up to the 2020 read more
January 17, 2019
Have we lost the ability to respectfully disagree? Check out Facebook or your Twitter feed, or read the comments on a news story concerning just about anything, and you can safely answer yes. So how did we get here and how can we get civility back? There are efforts underway on campuses, in read more
January 11, 2019
NPR | By RICHARD COPELAND Idaho's legislative council voted to undergo mandatory ethics and workplace respectfulness training. Idaho Matters speaks with state senator Cherie Buckner-Webb who helped develop the workshop. Listen here. 
January 11, 2019
Washington Post | Katie Zezima A president slams a table and walks out of a meeting. A longtime congressman consistently makes racist comments. A gubernatorial candidate threatens to stomp on his opponent’s face with golf spikes. Family members no longer speak because of political differences. read more