Decreased civility and increased polarization now characterize the public sphere in ways that might have seemed unthinkable not long ago. The bonds of civic community have become frayed in recent years. Too often we seem unable to engage with one another in meaningful ways, especially when we disagree about foundational matters in morality, theology, and politics. How do we honor our civic responsibilities given this climate? Are there limits to tolerance and civility? What of the prophetic voices which urge us to respond to injustice, even when it causes discomfort? Join the Killeen Chair for Theology and Philosophy as we invite leading thinkers in philosophy and theology to help us negotiate these questions in order to move beyond simplistic dualism and toward true community.

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2019
Thursday, September 19th
7:00 PM

The Feminist Politics of (In)Civility

Carrie Tirado Bramen, SUNY University at Buffalo

Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center

7:00 PM

Tuesday, October 22nd
7:00 PM

Spinoza, Toleration and the First Amendmen

Steven Nadler, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fort Howard Theater, F. K. Bemis International Center

7:00 PM

2020
Thursday, February 20th
7:00 PM

Civility: Its Uses and Abuses in Public Discourse

John Corvino, Wayne State University

Fort Howard Theater, F. K. Bemis International Center

7:00 PM

Thursday, March 26th
7:00 PM

From Civility to Justice: Conversations Across the Aisle for Human Dignity and the Common Good

M. T. Davila, Merrimack College

Fort Howard Theater, F. K. Bemis International Center

7:00 PM