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January 28 @ 6 pm | Dinner at the square | St. John's Episcopal Church

A Local Press: Ghost papers, news deserts and the future of American democracy.

February 7, 2020 @ Noon |
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church

Extremism, Political Tribes and The Rise of Violence Against Jews

Thursday, February 13 @ 6PM | In partnership with Leon County

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Duke University | Faith & Leadership

An interfaith clergy panel models civil discourse

Can people debate issues without anger and division? The five clergy who make up Tallahassee’s “God Squad” say it’s possible because of the friendship and faith at the core of their long-running civic experiment.

Village square on AEI Podcast

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Village Square In the News

Craftsmanship Quarterly: The Architecture of Trust

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.

all year | in partnership with bridge alliance

The Jefferson Dinner

Early legislators came to work “in the spirit of avowed misunderstanding, without the smallest wish to agree.” Jefferson’s solution? He invited diverse lawmakers to dinner and was widely credited with saving democracy. Maybe we can too?

The Village Square (noun):

A nervy bunch of liberals and conservatives who believe that disagreement and dialogue make for a good conversation, a good country, and a good time.

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