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Our Mission

The Journal of Civil Discourse promotes critical thinking and tolerance by publishing articles by students and professionals with a range of political opinions. The Journal is an arm of the Loyola Society of Civil Discourse (LSCE), which is a chartered organization on Loyola’s campus that arranges forums for constructive debate to encourage students, faculty, and community to discuss controversial subjects in a civil manner.

Expert speakers and a select panel of students give their perspective at LSCE events and submit articles to the Journal of Civil Discourse to facilitate discourse beyond the debate. The Journal also relies on the submissions of the Civil Discourse class, which is dedicated to academic discussion with social, political, and religious merit. The Journal of Civil Discourse is bi-partisan and promotes virtues of civility and tolerance in the midst of intellectual and passionate debate.

The ideas published in the Journal are not condoned or condemned by LSCE, which is solely responsible for providing the opportunity for ideas to be expressed. The Journal of Civil Discourse houses articles from speakers and students in an effort to stimulate intellectual growth and interest in current events and engage the mind outside of the classroom.

Elicia Huffaker
Communications Director LSCE
Sr '05

Updated October 9, 2008