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Finding Our Civility

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First Presbyterian Church

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270 Woodbridge Avenue

Metuchen, NJ 08840

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Where is the least politically prejudiced place in America? As towns become more politically segregated and judgmental, what can the Metuchen-Edison community learn from one that hasn’t?

On Thursday, June 6th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Social Center of the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen (FPC), the community at large is invited to join Amanda Ripley, journalist and New York Times bestselling author, for a “Finding Our Civility” conversation to explore how communities can maintain mutual respect for differences, yet share the common values of their hometown.

“Everyone, of all faiths and no faith, knows human beings have a deep need to live together in harmony. Yet, in these deeply polarized times, those who disagree with another are deemed enemies; words are too often delivered with contempt. This state of constant conflict is a major source of stress and unhappiness for millions of people. Is there a solution? Yes, there is,” comments Ripley.

After a discussion about a first-of-its-kind analysis conducted for The Atlantic using an original national poll, voter registration files, and other large data sets, Ripley will comment on places which were identified and are distinct from other parts of America. These are places where people can disagree on politics, but still give one another the benefit of the doubt.

Ripley is a literary journalist whose stories on human behavior and public policy have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Guardian, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Politico, New Republic, The Washington, Time Magazine, and more.

Come for an evening of great food, good wine, and community spirit.

Wine & Cheese - 6PM

Dinner by Chef Dan Slobodien - 7PM

Silent Auction to benefit FPC Preservation Fund

Tickets - $20 - order online or make a reservation by calling the church 732-491-2300, payable at the door (exact change or check payable to First Presbyterian Church)


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