Revive Civility News

February 05, 2018
Undergraduate students representing 29 colleges and universities from across the country gathered at Harvard’s Institute of Politics over the weekend to discuss how to better facilitate civil discourse on campus. Unlike the stereotype of “campus snowflakes,” these students showed up with a genuine read more
February 03, 2018
Have patience, people. When talk shifts to politics at Sunday’s Super Bowl party — and in this Age of Trump you know it will — take a deep breath. Pause before replying to that pathetic moron in the corner who disagrees with you on almost everything except your shared loathing of the Patriots. Have read more
January 03, 2018
Carolyn J Lukensmeyer | Medium  âSo, let us begin anew-remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness and sincerity is always subject to proofâ John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address January 1961 The gifts have been unwrapped, New Yearâs resolutions have been made (and a few no doubt read more
January 03, 2018
<p>As the Missouri General Assembly starts its annual five-month legislative session today, our hope is that lawmakers are resolved in 2018 to do the public's business in public, and to do it with dignity and respect.</p><p>We ask they embrace a two-pronged New Year's read more
January 01, 2018
<p>Pearce Godwin | The Hill&nbsp;</p><p>The past year was a tough one for conversations.</p><p>Following a deeply polarizing presidential election, in 2017 we’ve experienced a year of serial controversy, often hinging on identity fault lines.</p><p> read more
December 24, 2017
Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer | The Hill This holiday season in particular, with the constant turmoil coming out of Washington, whether in our newspapers or on our Twitter feeds, itâs hard to avoid the all consuming topic of politics. As we get further and further into the holiday season, itâs likely that read more
December 20, 2017
The signs are everywhere. Weâre experiencing an âepidemic of incivility,â and one Ohio congressman is working overtime to spread a toxic tone of discord in the land. Last week, the nation witnessed the shameless duo of Congressmen Louie Gohmert of Texas and Jim Jordan of Ohio continually read more
December 20, 2017
For most families, the holidays mean getting together and sharing a meal with friends and relatives. Itâs supposed to be a joyous time, but for lots of reasons, it can be anything but. And this year, it may be harder than ever to have civil conversations â even if youâve got a family rule to stay read more
December 20, 2017
By Cheryl Graeve, National Community Organizer, National Institute for Civil Discourse If you open your ears and listen quietly, if you set your eyes to look for people connecting across differences, you can see and hear a civic awakening cropping up all around us. Iâve had the privilege of being read more
December 18, 2017
You love your brother, but you donât always agree with his politics. In fact, you still canât believe how he voted in the 2016 presidential election. And now youâll be spending the upcoming holidays with him. Should you discuss the election, or avoid politics altogether? Have the political read more