2017 Chapman Dialogues: Faith & Civility

Nov. 12-14, 2017
Claggett Center
3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD 21710

Online Registration Now Open.

Faith and Civility: Beyond the Golden Rule

We were taught the Golden Rule at an early age, “do unto others as you would have done to you.” Lately it feels more like ‘do unto others before they get a chance to do unto you.’

We blame social media, television, politics (and politicians), and long commutes for how rude people are. We talk about people in broad strokes – entitled Millennials, hawkish conservatives, bleeding-heart liberals, the poor, the rich, the middle class – but we don’t mean “us,” only “them.”

“It’s not about how others behave, but who we are. We stay civil not because others are, but because we are,” said Mr. Daniel Buccino in a 2003 City Diary column, ‘Doing our civic duty in city’s uncivil court,’ in the Baltimore Sun. In other words, living by the Golden Rule begins with each of us.

Civility in the workplace, in our houses of worship, at home – where do faith and civility intersect? How do we move beyond the Golden Rule as our sole rule of thumb? Join Mr. Daniel Buccino, director of the Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative, and others to explore this most-timely topic. Perhaps we can even begin to recognize the “us” in “them.”

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Attending the Chapman Dialogues:
Nov 12-14, 2017
Our conference begins with registration opening at 3 pm on Sunday, Nov. 12 and ends at approximately 4 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 14. All lodging (two nights), six meals and materials included in the conference fee.

Conference fee based on accommodations.
$320 Inn Single (queen bed, en suite bath)
$195 Additional person in Inn Single room
$295 Inn Double: per person (two queen beds, en suite bath; Please specify roommate/s name/s on registration)
$260 Cottage: per person (Shared room with two twin beds, shared bath; Please specify roommate name on registration)
$160 Commuter (includes meals and materials)