Jay McCall at The Arizona Daily Star:

  • Civility is not just speech and action in the public arena. It is daily actions and speech respecting the personhood of individuals.
  • Civility is a service of enhancing the lives of others. It improves relationships of family, neighbors, co-workers and community.
  • Civility is understanding differences, appreciating differences and accepting what benefits our lives and how we can benefit others through respectful communications.
  • Civility is honest open discourse with those who have different views and preconceived ideas. It is personally espousing a willingness to listen.
  • When we are civil, we build community, unity and peace.