“No democracy can survive without the will of its members to sacrifice,” says the Rev. Dr. Gary Mason, a Methodist minister who has spent a career in inner city Belfast building peace across the “ghosts of religious division which have dogged this island for hundreds and hundreds of years.”
Eat. Drink. Think. Those were the three requirements for Leon County and Village Square’s 3rd annual “Created Equal: Local Stories” event… 600 people registered to gather at the city’s entertainment hub, The Moon, and engage in conversation about race, founding ideals and our hometown.
Bridge Alliance is a diverse coalition of more than 80 respected established organizations committed to revitalizing democratic practice in America. We invite you to explore their powerful – and growing – coalition.
Throughout those battles, antidotes to our civic poisons have always run through the American bloodstream too. Americans have continually found ways to neutralize their discord and catalyze diversity, turning them into sources of strength.
Wednesday’s shooting is merely the latest indication that violence appears to be creeping closer to the center of American politics.
City and county commissioners had a freewheeling discussion on a wide range of issues
The point here is that all of us are capable of trampling on the freedoms of others. And the danger appears to be particularly great when one holds considerable power.
Jon gets his own page. So far, it’s just Jon, Jefferson and Tocqueville. We’re delighted to have teamed forces with this exceptional thinker, and we’re learning together to apply actual science to beat this rotten political culture. We think he’s onto something and we hope we are too.
Village Square co-founder and current NACo President Bryan Desloge has launched a national civility initiative as his presidential initiative. Just when we needed it most. This brochure provides a roadmap.
The Village Square works with The New York Times podcast “The Run-Up” on conversations between Trump and Clinton supporters