Civilize It: Dignity Beyond the Debate 2020

Have you second-guessed posting on your social media account about the political process for fear of being insulted or criticized? Do you try to avoid politics when gathered together with family or friends to prevent an argument that could threaten relationships? 

If so, you’re not alone. The U.S. bishops see the divisions and hope to address it in the coming year. Through a new initiative, Civilize It: Dignity Beyond the Debate 2020, the bishops hope to promote civility, clarity and compassion in this year’s election cycle.

The initiative is in concert with a broader call among faith leaders, dubbed Golden Rule 2020, which encourages all people to apply the Golden Rule (Do unto others as you want them to do unto you) to political discussions and activities this year.