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Civil Dialogue

Guns, God And A Gift From My New Friend, M.

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

This kind of open interaction is what I believe needs to occur more often if we are going to build community amidst great disagreement in theology, ideology and politics.

Time for Understanding

Melanie Billings-Yun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Billings-Yun

I am not a supporter of the Tea Party. On the contrary, I believe their anti-government , anti-spending platform is bad for the country. But just beca...

Beck, Nazis and Civil Dialogue

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

For Beck to accuse all the preachers or religious leaders who have advised Obama on any issue of being like the Nazi corruption of the church, and on a course that "ends in mass death," is the worst kind of civil poison.

Be A Teacher, Not A Judge: The Essence Of Yom Kippur

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld

A primary cause of incivility in public discourse emanates from arrogating to ourselves the role of Judge. On this the Jewish tradition is clear: we are not the Judge. At our best, as my friend pointed out, we may be a teacher.

An Open Letter to Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Before, I thought you were just another cable news talk show host. Now, you are using the language of a spiritual and even a religious leader. But to invoke the name of God and the vocation of a spiritual leader has consequences.

Glenn Beck and Jim Wallis Meet to Discuss Social Justice (VIDEO)

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jim Wallis

Though many think I'm on vacation with my family this week, footage has been obtained of a top secret meeting between me and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck!

In Spite of Glenn Beck's New Threats, My Invitation to Dialogue Stands

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I thought Beck's rather extreme and misguided comments needed a response, but I did not attack him personally; nor will I.