Finding common ground

Mary Butkus

(From left) Wayne Fields, PhD, the Lynne Cooper Harvey Distinguished Professor of English in Arts & Sciences and director of the Danforth Center on Religion & Politics; U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.); U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.); and U.S. Rep. William “Lacy” Clay (D-Mo.) discuss the roles that citizens, elected leaders and the media play in promoting civility in a democratic society during a forum titled “A Vision of Civility” Feb. 24 in the Knight Center. Carnahan and Emerson are the co-chairs of the Center Aisle Caucus, a forum founded in 2005 to build relationships between members of both parties. The event was sponsored by the Danforth Center on Religion & Politics.

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