Civil Discourse is Possible –

And you can become a practitioner and promoter. Here are a plethora of resources …
· The Public Conversations Project ( —They have a helpful guide called “Fostering Dialogue Across Divides” as well other materials.
· National Institute for Civil Discourse ( NICD conducts programs to promote civility and also does research to identify individuals and groups promoting dialogue around the country work.
· Everyday Democracy — This group assists people who want to conduct dialogues on difficult issues in hundreds of communities across the country and they have many online resources available.
· Intergroup Resources ( – This organization has numerous resources for dialogue including the One America Dialogue Guide that has been widely used around the country to help structure community conversations on race relations.
The Faith & Politics website ( offers a variety of resources that have been created as part of the Better Angels project during the past three years.