On May 14 at 9:00 and 10:30, the Contemporary Issues Sunday School Class hosts Professor Jennifer Linde, director of online learning for the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University, for a class on civility in public and personal conversations, involving controversial topics. Professor Linde has participated in the design and development of Civil Dialogue, a format designed to foster civil communication when discussing controversial topics. Linde uses Civil Dialogue as a teaching tool in performance studies classes and has facilitated Civil Dialogue events since 2004. She will introduce the audience members to consider a provocative statement, assume a position of agree or disagree in an atmosphere that promotes respect and equanimity. The goal of the session is to reacquaint us with the notion that we can have differing viewpoints and disagree without demonizing the opposition. Please join us as we welcome Professor Linde and we learn about civil dialogue.