According to a media release from Sheridan College, the college will host a 'Civility Matters' community discussion on “issues that divide Wyomingites” Monday at 7 pm in the CTEL. Topics will include biblical archaeology and democracy and religion in the Middle East.
The presentation from the Wyoming Humanities Council titled: “Civility Matters! Government, God, Google & Guns. Biblical Archaeology and Democracy and Religion in the Middle East" is a part of a statewide program that will have speakers talk for 10-15 minutes each, followed by discussion with the crowd.
The format will have one speaker give a historical perspective followed by another who represents a contemporary perspective, the release said.
Rocky Mountain College's Elizabeth McNamer will discuss biblical archeology and then University of Wyoming Program Scholar Seth Ward will give an overview of contemporary religion in the Middle eased related to democracy issues.
A release from the Wyoming Humanities Council explains the reason for the community discussion as a response to "increases in school and cyber bullying, political partisanship, and international conflict."
"The National Endowment for the Humanities American Civility Tour—Civility Matters! aims to help Wyoming communities promote and explore the democratic ideals of communication, compromise, and consensus," reads the release.
For more information call Sheridan College's Director of Library Services Katrina Brown at 674-6446 ext. 2506.