Our nation is raw, tired and irritable -- and we're going to talk about ways to try and fix that.

Join us on Feb. 21 for “With Malice Toward None, With Charity for All: Reclaiming Civility in American Politics,” which promises to be a fascinating — and necessary — exploration for something different, something better.

It’s an outgrowth of the “Disagree Better” campaign launched by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, who is the current chair of the National Governors Association. The governors will be in town, and this evening program is a sidebar conversation to the meeting.

Joining Gov. Cox in conversation will be Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, both seen as rising stars in their respective parties and both known for dissatisfaction with our current slash-and-burn politics.

“This Cathedral is committed to convening all people of goodwill to address some of the deep divisions in our country that threaten to pull us apart, and our inability and even our unwillingness to engage with others we disagree with certainly tops that list,,” said Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith.

“The only way forward is for us to do this work together, and that starts by re-learning how to talk with and listen to each other.”

In addition, we’ll hear from:

  • NBC political analyst Donna Brazile
  • former Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand
  • legal scholar Ruth Okediji
  • activist Tim Shriver

Columnist Peter Wehner will join Joshua DuBois, President Obama’s faith-based director, to round out the evening discussion about finding a path forward. 

With thanks to our partners at the Wheatley Institute at Brigham Young University and at Wesley Theological Seminary, and our sponsors at Deseret Magazine, we hope to see you there! The event is free and open to the public, but we’re requesting RSVP’s for both in-person and online guests. 



Kevin Eckstrom

Chief Public Affairs Officer

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