Over seventy cross-partisan groups have arisen ”from local efforts to restore a culture of respect while exploring potential points of agreement.” Encouraging words in the midst of political divisiveness.
“How to make an uncivil world more civil?” The Washington Post’s Roxanne Roberts poses this question to Jeremy Bernard and Lea Berman, two White House social secretaries who co-wrote the recently published Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life.
We are excited to announce that the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics will host our founder and president, Lori Brewer Collins, this Saturday, February 3rd. As part of this year's National Campaign Conference for Political and Civic Engagement, Lori will moderate the discussion "Learning How to Be Loyal Antagonists" with a panel featuring past CtK.Campfire participants.
Living around the world convinced the Sultan family that cultural dialogue is invaluable. Today their non-profit, La Convivencia (the Coexistence), unites diverse communities through civic engagement.
A recent Harvard-Harris poll says 91% of Americans want Democrats and Republicans to work together. Congress has responded with The Problem Solvers Caucus: 48 Democrat and Republican representatives who believe “that progress is more important than partisanship.”
The Friends Committee on National Legislation strives for “an Earth restored” by hosting bipartisan discussions in a green-friendly building.
UVA student Mary Long argues that relationships with people of opposing beliefs “made me learn more about myself, made me question, strengthen, and sometimes step back from my own beliefs and my own viewpoints.”