STIR is a community.
STIR is a weekly online journal committed to exploring the gray areas of controversy. Social, cultural, and political issues often provoke polarizing discussions that can leave us even more divided. We invite contributors to share their perspectives and we ask commenters to respond respectfully in an attempt to narrow the divide between opposing viewpoints.
STIR values thoughtful honesty and informed opinions. We offer a positive space for constructive and productive conversation. We seek to unearth compromise in common ground, and encourage people to take action when the discussion ends.
STIR expects participants to be respectful. At least one STIR moderator will be present during and/or participate in discussions. Comments containing hate speech or personal attacks against contributors or other commenters will be deleted.