Negative tone unhelpful in fostering respectful dialogue


My latest column for the Prairie Messenger was in response to several negative letters to the editor following an article about gay marriage. Sometimes I feel like I’m harping on the same topic over and over and over. (There goes that `dialogue woman`again!) We all have the right to express our opinions, and should express those opinions. This is what dialogue is all about.  Sometimes, in our defensive zeal, we try to shut down the dialogue with accusatory attacks and attempts to silence the discussion. Here’s the article,

Negative tone unhelpful in fostering respectful dialogue