ABOUT THE CIVILITY PROJECT
It’s hard to think of a time in recent memory where our nation felt more divided. It sometimes seems as if our national creed—“out of many, one”—would more aptly describe our country if it were “out of one, many.”
It may seem like an understatement to describe our current context as “uncivil.” But ours is an era marked by a decreasing ability to live alongside those with whom we have deep differences, and a disregard for humanity and dignity in every person—including those who are different than us, and those with whom we disagree.
The mission of The American Civility Project is to reverse this trend. By equipping children, students, leaders, and citizens alike to rediscover dignity at life’s everyday intersections, we aim to play a role in redeeming civility, citizenship and unity in our present age.
The American Civility Project – ACP (originally the American Project for Manners & Civility) was birthed in 2006. Seeing the chaos and growing incivility across America, the pressing need to reach whole communities in a timely way with this vital message of kindness and civility was obvious, along with the need for a nonprofit organization, and so, ACP was born to make resource available for families and communities on a national scale. Inner city families and schools are realizing the need to get back to basics. Schools, churches and nonprofit organizations like Rotary, Kinsmen, Lions, etc., can come together with ACP to help restore civility and harmony to their communities.
True civility is moderating words and actions for the sake of respecting the dignity of other people. Through our resources, events and programs, The American Civility Project will offer a renewed vision of true civility, and how civility ought to look in contemporary society.
Our goal is to revive values-informed conduct that promotes human flourishing and good citizenship because the heart of our project is that all individuals have value and are deserving of respect—regardless of race, gender, religion, or political persuasion.
Join us as we embark on a journey to redeem civility.