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RTCC Climate Change News - Political will to tackle climate change faces Petersberg Dialogue test

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Ministers from 35 countries meet an influential Berlin summit to set agenda for main UN climate talks in Warsaw (RT @rtcc_edking: The 4th Petersberg Climate Dialogue opens for biz shortly in Berlin.
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State plans conference on political civility in Vermont - Rutland Herald

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State plans conference on political civility in Vermont
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“Civility & Political Discourse in Vermont: How Do We Compare to the Nation?
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Schoolcuts.org: Open Data and Civil Discourse

Schoolcuts.org: Open Data and Civil Discourse | Dialogue across Difference | Scoop.it

Last week, Chicago Public Schools announced that it was closing 61 schools due to budget constraints. Even before the list was announced, the plan to shut down schools was and still is generating lots of heated debate.

CPS has released data on each school, but it isn’t always organized in a way that makes it easy for parents to see what is going on at the school. To find out information on the school utilization, you would first visit a separate 19 page PDF file to see how CPS determines utilization. You then have to download an excel file and search through it to find the school you are interested in. This is a particularly thorny problem for parents and community members who care deeply about their schools as community anchors.


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Faith leaders promote civility in Washington

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by MAUREEN FIEDLER (National Catholic Reporter)

 

 

Well, if faith leaders can do it -- actually promote civility in Washington, D.C. -- they will have worked a miracle that rivals those recorded in the Gospels.

 

Apparently, some are trying. Recently, the nonpartisan Faith and Politics Institute sponsored a two-day conversation among faith groups, "Faith, Politics and Our Better Angels: A Christian Dialogue to Promote Civility."

According to Religion News Service, 25 religious leaders came together with the goal of promoting civil discourse. The meeting included both ends of the political/religious spectrum: Kenda Bartlett, executive director of Concerned Women for America; the Rev. Jeffery Cooper, general secretary of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; Barrett Duke of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; Sr. Marge Clark of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby; and others.

 

Also present was Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the U.S. Episcopal church. She told the media, "Faith leaders have a remarkable opportunity to shift the conversation, but it's very challenging, particularly in a larger society that wants to understand everything as a battle, as engaging the enemy, rather than with someone who might have something to teach us."

 

They are reportedly considering the institution of a national day of civil discourse to promote the idea and encourage preaching on the topic.

 

While I'm glad to see this, much more is needed. Right now, nothing of substance is getting done in Washington. There is also a stubborn inability to come together for the benefit of the American people. I can remember when conservative Ronald Reagan and liberal Tip O'Neill bridged wide gaps to reform Social Security. That day is long gone.

 

So words are a start. But we need to move beyond civil rhetoric to civil action and legislation.

 

 


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The Most Dangerous Myths About Women And War - Your Olive Branch

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Women around the world have used their gender as a basis of solidarity in establishing dialogue across lines of conflict, including ethnic, religious, political differences, etc.
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Can Women Bring Civility to Our Playing Fields?

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The bold move of hiring Julie Hermann as the new athletic director of Rutgers University signaled an important recognition in the sports world: not only can women do a 'man's job', but a female touch may be just what that world needs.
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LGBT Activist Attacked Attacked in NYC, Community Responds With Dialogue - Advocate.com

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LGBT Activist Attacked Attacked in NYC, Community Responds With Dialogue.
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A Civil Faction: Is Civility Even Possible Anymore? -- THE MIDDLE GROUND (Listen to the Archived Show)

A Civil Faction: Is Civility Even Possible Anymore? -- THE MIDDLE GROUND (Listen to the Archived Show) | Dialogue across Difference | Scoop.it

ON THE MIDDLE GROUND

WHY ARE WE ALL SO

DAMN MEAN TO EACH OTHER?

 

A LIVELY DEBATE WAS HAD BY ALL!

LISTEN TO THE ARCHIVED SHOW!

646-929-2495

 

As members of the Coffee Party media team, we here at the Middle Ground see a lot of posts, emails, show responses and tweets. The one thing that continually strikes us is that, no matter how hard any of us want civility, it seems like an increasingly difficult state to attain.

 

Even among our own fans and members, things can get pretty shocking....

 

It was an OPEN CALL NIGHT on The Middle Ground. We want to hear about what YOU think it's going to take to reach true civility--not just from a handful of us, but from a majority.

 

Presented by Coffee Party USA, "The Middle Ground" covers a variety of topics with a trans-partisan approach with an eye to finding the place where the two major political parties share that 'middle ground.' Co-hosted by award-winning filmmaker Eric Byler (center-left perspective) and political author Michael Charney (center-right perspective), the show airs every Tuesday 8 to 9:30 pm ET.

 

 


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Civil discourse requires maturity, openness, desire to listen to others - Stillwater Gazette

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Civil discourse requires maturity, openness, desire to listen to others
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Civil discourse in other words requires some maturity, openness and the desire to listen and learn from the other person.

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