Starting this month, Pilgrim Church will be hosting the first of three one-hour workshops on ensuring civility in our community – and how we can make a big difference with small steps.
Civility in Communications—6:30 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 25, Elizabeth J. Nelson, Associate Professor of Communication, University of Minnesota Duluth, presents the current culture of discussions and the importance of acknowledging our interdependence, and shows how dialogue across differences will help us better practice civility in all communication arenas, whether personal or political.
Civility in Community—Noon, Wednesday, March 25, Duluth Mayor Don Ness discusses the importance of civility in public, group and community decision-making and government.
Civility in Action—6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, Chuck Frederick, Opinion Page Editor of the Duluth News Tribune, discusses techniques to ensure we’re civil when we communicate in person, in print and online.
All one-hour workshops, with presentations by the speakers and discussion among participants, will be at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2310 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Speak Your Peace: The Civility Project is an initiative of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. For questions or to register, please call 218-726-0232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. These events are supported by the Pilgrim Congregational Church Social Justice Ministry.
This Sunday we welcome Rev. Jennifer Amy-Dressler in her debut leading worship at Pilgrim and in her role as our interim minister. During coffee after worship there will be an informal opportunity to meet Rev. Amy-Dressler. Please stay and introduce yourself. Come welcome her (extravagantly!) to Pilgrim and to Duluth.