Overcoming Polarization through Local Dialogue and Story-Telling

January 18, 2021

Civic connection and cohesion have diminished in too many places in recent years, as have our levels of trust in institutions and ability to take collective action for the common good. As our disconnections have become increasingly apparent, individuals and organizations have recognized a need to restore connections that have been strained as well as create connections that may never have existed.

Thriving Together Pathways to Renewal

January 18, 2021

By Monte Roulier The planning of this special issue of the National Civic Review began months before the violent storming of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. This failed...

Looking for the Leading Causes of Life

January 15, 2021

We know too much about the causes of death and too little of the causes of life. As we navigate from the isolation and tribal schisms of the past year, we need to think more systematically about how to build toward life, so that our living days give life a chance to flourish in all the neighborhoods, networks and social spaces we love.

The Journey from Pain in the Nation to Healing the Nation

January 15, 2021

To move beyond the collective pain this nation is feeling to a place of healing, we must begin by addressing the mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the American people just as urgently as we promote strategies for civic and economic renewal.

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