Talking Across the Divides

Talking Across the Divides: How to have a Civil Conversation in an Uncivil World

Sociologists and others who study human behavior and relationships have found that civility is quickly disappearing from our society. What gives someone the right to treat another person with disrespect, to be rude, harsh and even cruel. Is it political affiliation, race, national origin, color, gender, reputation?

Civility is essential for stable, strong and harmonious communities. When citizens show concern for each other, not only do their relationships become stronger, society as a whole functions better.

Mike Winther, President of the Institute for Principle Studies, will share some of what he has gleaned from his experience in the political campaign realm as well as the academic and debate communities about having ongoing dialogue with those you strongly disagree with. In other words, he will help us grow in our abilities to talk across the divides.

*The speaking portion of the video begins around the 28 minute mark.

Event Details & Speaker Information

Date: Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

Time: 7:00AM – 8:10AM

Location: Family Life Pavilion | 1301 12th St, Modesto, CA

Hosting Organization: City Ministry Network

Speaker: Mike Winther, President of the Institute for Principle Studies

About Catalyst

Catalyst is a monthly gathering of influencers in the Modesto area who believe that they can make the biggest difference in the community by growing trusting relationships and working together.

Hosted by City Ministry Network, Catalyst provides a relational connecting point for Modesto’s diverse leadership. Meeting at The Pavilion the first Thursday of every month, Catalyst provides tools and resources needed for those in leadership positions to strengthen themselves and their circles of influence. Come to a Catalyst gathering and you will be sharpened by people from the seven pillars of community influence: Arts and Entertainment, Business, Education, Family, Government, Media, the Church.