Revive Civility News

September 11, 2018
The two major party candidates running for Ohio secretary of state agree on many voter-related issues, and both say the state’s chief elections officer needs to rise above partisan debate and help restore civility in politics. Democratic state Rep. Kathleen Clyde and Republican state Sen. Frank read more
September 10, 2018
Former President Obama didn’t mince words denouncing “the politics of division” during a South Africa speech in July. “The politics of fear and resentment and retrenchment [are] on the move” — not just in the United States, but all over the world, he asserted, adding: “People just make stuff up…. “ read more
September 06, 2018
WHAT: From the Brett M. Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination hearing to people burning their Nike products, as the country approaches the 2018 midterm elections, our national rhetoric is more polarized than ever. Rudeness, name-calling, bullying and insults have become so commonplace that many read more
September 06, 2018
For the past six years I have been leading a program called Next Generation, which includes a half-day workshop for state legislators across the country. Having served three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives and witnessed the extreme partisanship firsthand, I worked with the National read more
September 05, 2018
Like most religious holidays, Rosh Hashanah has a social component. It’s a time for getting together to celebrate the beginning of a sweet new year with symbolic foods like round challah and honey-dipped apple slices. People who are hosting these celebrations usually have a vision of what they read more
September 05, 2018
Civility is very good for you. Last week’s column told you about some of the things I learned at the 32nd annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium in June at Colby College. The symposium was very timely, focusing on civil discourse: “The Outward and Inward Work of Bridging Divides and Finding Peace in the read more
August 12, 2018
WILMINGTON -- No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, what many people can agree on is the polarized climate that has permeated the country. The Wilmington Memorial Library is looking to change that on a local level with its "Revive Civility" programming scheduled for the month of read more
July 10, 2018
WATERLOO — How do you disagree without being disagreeable? That question is at the heart of the Revive Civility Iowa community conversation that came to Hawkeye Community College on Tuesday. The programs, planned for throughout Iowa, are sponsored by the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake read more
July 06, 2018
WASHINGTON (Circa) — When the Red Hen opened its doors Thursday, it was greeted by a mix of picketers and prospective customers, the remnants of anger and energy lingering after the rapidly-shifting spotlight of political controversy moved on. The Lexington, Virginia restaurant had closed for read more
July 05, 2018
Belfast City HallBy Nick McCrea, BDN Staff • July 5, 2018 5:04 pmBELFAST, Maine — The divisive debate over a proposed salmon farm in Belfast has spilled over into the city’s governing body, prompting the city to set up a moderated workshop focused on how best to work together and with the public. “ read more