Civil Dialogue and Citizenship

Navigating Our Deepest Differences

Lesson II. What is Civil Dialogue? Let's Practice

Step 3. Guidelines for Civil Dialogue

Think about how you can use these guidelines as you engage in some civil dialogue exercises.

Choose a mindset of openness and curiosity

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Listen generously

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Seek to understand, not debate

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Allow others to speak for themselves–do not tell others what they believe

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Reciprocate by respectfully expressing your point of view

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Acknowledge similarity and difference equally

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Lesson II. Step 3 of 7
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