Revive Civility News

December 10, 2017
It’s December again and that means we are all neck deep in holiday planning. Amid all the holiday hustle and bustle, it is a good time to reflect back on the past year and forward to the next, focusing on what is most important. For me, that exercise also includes looking towards beginning a new read more
December 10, 2017
Many are bemoaning the lack of civility these days. I’ve done so myself. But merely wishing for civil discourse won’t make it a reality. We have to find a way to get there, and the road is a lot more challenging than we might like to admit. It involves far more than simply addressing one another read more
December 09, 2017
Most learn the lesson of being nice to one another early in life. Civility is more than just being nice. A civil person will be thoughtful of their audience, demonstrate mutual respect, have good manners and be fair as they communicate with others. Adults may need more than a gentle reminder if read more
November 30, 2017
Last week the University of Delaware, as part of its National Agenda Speaker Series, held a forum with former Vice President Joe Biden and former House member and current Governor of Ohio John Kasich. The two men share blue collar backgrounds, both served in Congress and both have run for president read more
November 21, 2017
Carolyn J Lukensmeyer | Medium This week Americans across the country will be sitting down with family and friends to take part in the one holiday where we give thanks for all the blessings in our life — many of whom, if we are lucky, are seated at the table with us. Unfortunately in recent years, read more
November 21, 2017
Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post  So it has come to this: Our national mood has deteriorated to the point that it has become so partisan, so toxic and so contentious that dozens of civic groups have joined to promote a guide to keeping your Thanksgiving dinner conversation from degenerating into read more
November 01, 2017
by John Baldoni | Forbes “Civility pays. Those who are seen as civil are more likely to be viewed as leaders, and generally are more likely to perform well and succeed.” For a person of my age these words — emailed to me by Christine Porath, an expert in the field of civility— ring true, almost read more
October 30, 2017
More than ever before, America’s future depends on working together. We need to celebrate the people and initiatives that leverage collaboration and creativity to strengthen communities, heal partisan divides, and invigorate American democracy. That’s why the Bridge Alliance and Big Tent Nation read more
October 27, 2017
Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer | The Hill Six days after the terrible attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush visited the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., and set the tone for how our country would respond to the acts of war brought on our country by a small sect of Islamic fundamentalists. read more
October 27, 2017
Jacksonville’s two new congressmen have joined a project to foster civil discourse. Both Rep. John Rutherford, Republican, and Rep. Al Lawson, Democrat, signed a “Commitment to Civility” proposed by the National Institute for Civil Discourse. In fact, nine of Florida’s 11 freshmen members signed it read more