Braver Angels Weekend Newsletter from August 29th, 2021.
Braver Angels Dispatch
Reports from organizers, members and volunteers across the country
Get to know co-chairs of the Sacramento Alliance.
Get to know a member of Braver Angels’ board of directors Kouhyar Mostashfi
Get to know Braver Angels co-coordinators Cameron Swallow and Susan Vergeront.
“There’s so much talk at Braver Angels about red and blue as if there’s just two sides to the conversation,” Barbara said. “But the problem of polarization affects everybody.”
Get to know national and state debate leaders David Iwinski and Bruce MacKenzie.
Various grassroots members of Braver Angels responded to my skepticism with insightful commentaries on the practical utility and moral prudence of accepting certain truths as self-evident in American political life, and, while I am not yet fully convinced, it has gotten me thinking!
With “Walk A Mile In My News,” liberals and conservatives break out of their media silos by reading articles across the political divide and getting to know someone who appreciates them. Are you brave enough to try this Braver Angels workshop?
Braver Angels Weekend Newsletter from April 04, 2021
After two nights of competing to share the most outrageous Trump news, I made a request that we not talk about Trump, so that we could instead learn about each other. At first there was silence. Then some nods. They agreed. And over the course of the week we ended up laughing, crying, and feeling inspired by the personal stories we shared.
As I reflect on my inner voices, I’m struck that my liberal voice is egotistical, and my conservative voice is defensive. I note that the liberal voice argues from a feeling of intellectual superiority, and the conservative from a sense of moral superiority. It strikes me that the two voices talk past each other. Morality and knowledge are pitted against each other. That should not be.
In early February, Braver Angels president David Blankenhorn was delighted to received word that the organization was selected for the 2020 Warren Knight Distinguished Service Award, an annual award bestowed each year by the JAMS Foundation.