Make Me an Instrument of Peace: Civil Discourse Training

Online Course (Stevenson School for Ministry)
Sept. 21-Oct. 26
Event Title
Make Me an Instrument of Peace: Civil Discourse Training
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When does it end?
Event Host and/or Location
Stevenson School for Ministry, The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
What kind of event is it?
Online Course
Event Details
Civil discourse is a critical part of engaging in our civic life together, as it can help us to bridge partisan political divides, learn from one another, and create better solutions to the problems in our communities. But what is civil discourse? Is it different from civility? Based on the online class created by The Episcopal Church and ChurchNext, this six-part training will explore developing an internal capacity for civil discourse, applying it to public policy conversations, and assessing how civil discourse fits in with other types of engagement.

Meet your instructor:

Alan Yarborough is the Church Relations Officer for The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations, where he helps oversee the Episcopal Public Policy Network, develops policy advocacy, dialogue, and civic engagement resources. Prior to this, he lived and worked in Haiti with the Young Adult Service Corps, spending two years in Cange working in economic development and communication and one year in Cap-Haitien with the St. Barnabas Agriculture Center. He holds a BS in economics from Clemson University and a masters in conflict analysis and resolution from the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.

The Stevenson School for Ministry is dedicated to the lifelong learning and discernment processes of all Episcopalians in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania and beyond.

Contact name
Dr. Sarah Stonesifer Boylan