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The John and Margaret Dalton PathNorth Series on Civility

  • Washington, DC United States (map)

Since its inception, PathNorth has sought to establish forums in which leaders can address important questions of meaning and purpose. These safe spaces for dialogue and connection have never been scarcer than they are today. The John and Margaret Dalton PathNorth Series on Civility will provide opportunities for reflection around how leaders can understand and confront the growing divisiveness in our society. Each lunch will feature stories and lessons from an exceptional leader who has modeled civility and openness to dialogue in the midst of a divided world. Every participant is invited to join the conversation and share her or his perspective.

This series always fills to capacity, so please RSVP to Gloria at if you would like to attend. Please include any dietary restrictions.

Featured Speaker


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Mike McCurry’s career spans over 35 years in national politics and presidential campaigns including time as White House Press Secretary to President Bill Clinton. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Public Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary, concentrating on the intersections of faith, politics and public affairs.

In addition to serving in the White House as Press Secretary, he also served as spokesman for the U.S. Depart of State and director of communications for the Democratic National Committee. McCurry held a variety of leadership roles in national campaigns for the Democratic ticket from 1984 to 2004.

McCurry serves on numerous boards or advisory councils including Share Our Strength, the Children’s Scholarship Fund, the White House Historical Association and the Executive Committee of the Global health Initiative of the united Methodist Church. He is a member and former co-chairman for the Commission on Presidential Debates which sponsors the general election debates between candidates for President and Vice President of the Untied States. He is also an active lay leader in his local congregation.

McCurry received his Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in 1976, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University in 1985, and a Master of Arts from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2013.