civility

civility

By Peter J. Michaels March 12, 2014

A lapsed Catholic takes heart in Pope Francis' words as he considers his role as a journalist and a media consumer.

By Trent Gilliss November 07, 2013

Sally Kohn offers a vision of how we can better communicate with others who don't share our perspectives and ideas. The way in? Emotional correctness rather than political correctness.

October 30, 2012

Election Day Communion, a noble effort aimed at our healing our fractured civic spaces by bringing together congregations on the day of the vote.

April 05, 2012

Jason Russell of Invisible Children

As a social media nerd and a nonprofit worker with a heart for Africa, the past month has been fascinating. In that time we have witnessed the rise of the “KONY 2012” campaign and the fall of the mastermind behind it, Jason Russell.

On March 5th, an organization named Invisible Children launched an online movement to make Joseph Kony, a Ugandan war criminal and rebel leader known for his use of child soldiers, famous. The goal was to bring so much attention to him that governments would work together to bring about his arrest. Invisible Children produced a sleek thirty-minute video presenting this idea. The video went viral, racking up more than 86 million views.

February 28, 2011

Listening is not about silence, or passivity. It is the only way to inform and deepen our answers while formulating better questions of ourselves and others.

February 25, 2011

Who are living examples demonstrating the power of nonviolence? A guest contribution from Margaret Benefiel.

November 07, 2010

Our own civil conversation about our editorial content.

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October 10, 2010

A compilation of our live-tweets from Krista's interview with Richard Mouw.

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October 08, 2010

Another kind of contribution to civility, an act of care for "despairing LGBT kids who are being bullied and harassed, kids who don't think they have a future" from syndicated columnist Dan Savage.

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October 01, 2010

A riveting piece from Religion Dispatches on an Mormon elder's apology over the LDS Church's activism on Prop 8.

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