World Civility Day

REP. PETER VISCLOSKY D-Indiana, 1st District gives general speech to U.S. House as he recognizes World Civility Day & Community Civility Counts Initiative.

Great leaders from 15 nations around the world, will gather in the city of Hammond, Indiana on April 12th 2018 for the 3rd Annual Word Civility Day. A collaborative event that was birthed by leaders of the community of Gary Indiana, the Gary Chamber of Commerce, with Dr. Gordon Bradshaw and Dr. Chuck Hughes, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and other city leaders to work together towards civility in their state. Their efforts have combined forces to move civil actions and dialogue training into schools and create an initiative for the state.

The World Civility Day was established as the global outreach of Community Civility Counts; a resolution for civility unanimously passed by the State Senate of Indiana USA, January 26, 2016. The creators of Community Civility Counts, Dr. Gordon Bradshaw and Dr. Charles Hughes have worked hard to establish civility in their home state of Indiana other states.

Community Civility Counts has grown from a local initiative to treat others with respect into an international
movement of World Civility. It was inducted into membership in the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana and was a finalist for a prestigious Editor and Publisher EPPY Award. Bob Heisse, Executive Editor of the Northwest Indiana Times has picked up the civility cause and is promoting it globally.

Dr. Clyde Rivers said, “This Community Civility Counts resolution caught my attention. As Founder and President of iChange NationsTM, and as a World Peace Ambassador for the Golden Rule International Award, “Treat others the way you want to be treated,” I was compelled to become the global spokesperson for World Civility Day acknowledged every April 14.

As civility continues to be a great need around the world, representing World Civility Day gives me great
pleasure and hope for our world as we move to establish World Civility Day globally by awarding individuals like yourself. Thank you for your service, and welcome to the global World Civility movement.

Dr. Rivers said, “It is such a great thing that has happened in Indiana. A precedence has been set that is a prototype that other states and communities can follow. For the sake of our country and the world I sincerely hope others will follow suit.”

Golden Rule Dialogue and Golden Rule People Treatment is at the heart of true civil discourse. “Treating others the way you want to be treated” is the message and the Golden Question we need to ask AND answer is, “If this treatment were happening to me, would I be okay with it?” If we are honest in our response, we’d act different and our world would change. There is a back door to poor people treatment… poor treatment WILL come back on you. Call it Karma or reaping and sowing, there’s a universal principle that has ramifications. Poor people treatment will continue to cause our world to struggle with civility issues.

Dr. Rivers is the President and Founder of iChange Nations™, an organization that is dedicated to Bringing Back the Lost Art of Honor, training Statesman and propagating Golden Rule Dialogue and Golden Rule People Treatment around the world.

Among the 15 nations and global influencers that will attend this years World Civility Day, where over 40 World Civility Awards will be appointed, four Army Veterans turned global influencers (Dr. Vernet A. Joseph, Dr. Will Moreland, Marquez Hughley and Jamal Cummins) are being recognized among the many world leaders of iChange Nations.

To learn more about World Civility Day and Community Civility Counts connect with The Office of Dr. Donella Pitzl Executive Director of Global Operations – Dr. Clyde Rivers Instructional Expert | ICN Diplomatic Mentorship and Development

A Civility in the Classroom initiative is expanding. Follow activities of the campaign on the Civility Counts Facebook page or at

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