Can we find surprising areas of convergence amidst a wider climate of acrimony?
Carlos Hernandez is a Latino Braver Angels leader from San Francisco who supports President Trump.
What do we mean by “cancel culture?” And why has America struggled so mightily to contain the coronavirus? Ciaran O’Connor hosts a dynamic roundtable.
What are the forces driving the breakdown in our media system? How do media polarization, hyperpartisanship, and disinformation threaten our values and democracy? And what can we do about it??
How can we move from a politics of hate to a politics of love? Ciaran O’Connor interviews Lawrence Lessig.
What does “defund the police” really mean? How can media outlets balance concerns about social justice and free speech? And how can America come together amidst upheaval?
Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary sings the group’s Grammy-winning hit “If I Had a Hammer” and encourages you to try your hand at singing a song that captures the spirit of Braver Angels for our songwriting contest.
“Conversational receptiveness” can be learned
The JAMS Foundation’s 12th Annual Warren Knight Distinguished Service Award was recently presented to Braver Angels, along with a $25,000 grant.
Braver Angels Chief Marketing Officer Ciaran O’Connor delivers a Tedx Talk on the art of depolarizing communication.
Better has become Braver. John and Ciaran introduce the Braver Angels Podcast, discuss the organization’s transformation, and debate the politics of the coronavirus.
The Federalist // ‘I don’t know at what point we moved from disagreeing with the argument to hating the person, and that scared me. I decided I have to do something,’ says this Braver Angels delegate.
The Federalist // ‘We’ve reached that point where we view people on the other side of the political divide not only as misguided, but as threats.’
MSNBC // Chris Jansing of Voice of the People reports on a Braver Angels Workshop in North Carolina.
What’s the news media’s biggest bias? If you’re a Trump supporter, you might say it’s assuming collusion with Russia behind every presidential move. For a non-Trump conservative, maybe you see the media giving a free pass to every failing of the Clinton and Obama administrations. Moderate liberals might blame the media for giving so much …
Atlantic Magazine: The Bipartisan Group That’s Not Afraid of Partisanship ABC News: Better Angels group puts Democrats and Republicans, Trump supporters and immigrants, in the same room to listen to each other The Federalist: Red And Blue Americans Listen To Each Other With Better Angels, And It’s Wonderful (Podcast) USA Today: One group tries to lower the …
Better Angels Organizers are red and blue organizers who, working together, begin the process of depolarizing our communities and, gradually, our nation, by offering community-based Red/Blue Workshops. Organizers are the key leaders who actually bring the two sides together. Each Red/Blue Workshop requires at least one red organizer and one blue organizer. There are two versions …
Our words matter, much more than we realize. Every social media post and comment we make is an action that ripples online and offline. Being mindful and intentional about our social posts and comments contributes to improving the social and political environment we experience every day. Take the Better Angels Social Media pledge if you’re ready …
We know there’s a lot of political analysis and conversation out there online. In fact, sometimes it feels impossible to avoid. But the vast majority of our media eco-system has become polarized and predictable. Rather than engaging the issues in good faith, looking at the facts, and examining both sides of an argument to arrive …
America has a polarization crisis. We aim to be the solution. Political polarization is crippling America, threatening our democracy, and making our government dysfunctional. It’s tearing apart families, turning neighbors against each other, and eroding trust in and out of the workplace. Better Angels is a 100% volunteer-led movement uniting red and blue Americans in a …