July 16, 2018 –
Public Discourse: Bridging Political and Religious Divides
Democracy thrives on deliberation, the practice of weighing and considering various points of view. That practice can only occur in an atmosphere that values reason over partisanship, generosity over paranoia, and respect over the urge to shame. When public discourse is just about establishing dominance, not finding the better solution, then democracy itself is corrupted. How do we turn this around?