Louis Brandeis, a former US Supreme Court Justice, stated that “In a democracy, public discussion is a political duty.” But what kind of discussion? What promotes civic capacity?
As the public education reformer John Dewey said “we can have facts without thinking but we cannot have thinking without facts.” How can our discussions be better informed? How can we share perspectives and experiences in positive ways?
Our guides can help inform, and help citizens practice, civic dialogue. You can scroll through these guides on this site or download them as PDFs.
Some of the posts from our early years are set forth below and we will be adding others. You can also review more tips for building dialogue on the Blog for Building Dialogue. We look forward to working with you.