For reds and blues to listen to each other, they first need to be heard themselves
News coverage of Braver Angels
Steve Saltwick with the Central Texas Chapter of Braver Angels talks about what they want to change to bring people back together.
Braver Angels co-founder Bill Doherty on maintaining healthy relationships during COVID-19.
“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.
What I love about Braver Angels workshops is that you can come with your own perspective and views on various topics, and you get to leave with those same views and opinions.
“It actually worked!” “Today I attended a workshop that aimed to reduce polarization between Democrats and Republicans. It was through the Braver Angels organization, which offers a variety of depolarization workshops and events. A group of Democrats and Republicans all got together in the same room and discussed what they had in common. And what the other …
Employing some strategies used in couples therapy, one group’s mission since 2016 has been to try and heal the bitter divide between liberals and conservatives in the country, urging them to find common ground and avoid labels. NBC New York’s Melissa Russo reports.
An excellent piece in Minnesotta-based City Pages website on the impact of a local Braver Angels workshop on participants from all political perspectives. “Braver Angels’ depolarization workshops—named after a line in a speech Abraham Lincoln gave on the brink of Civil War—are now in all 50 states. They cover how to deal with warring relatives, …
Braver Angels abortion workshop featured on Christian TV channel The Dove!
Braver Angels group helps political parties work together. A workshop is planned for Feb. 10 in Duluth.
Here’s a crazy concept: Democrats and Republicans can be friends.
Group uses marriage counseling techniques to bring red and blue together on the eve of the New Mexico legislative session
Why can’t these people just talk to each other?
Director of Public Outreach, John Wood, Jr. appeared on CTV News to talk Braver Angels role in civic society, and goals for the 2020 election year.
Out of curiosity, I recently attended a Braver Angels workshop here in Frederick…
On Friday, December 13, Governor Kim Reynolds will sign a proclamation stating that December 14th will be Braver Angels Day in Iowa.
BA grassroots group in the U.S. is hoping to help some Americans relearn the skill of listening to people with differing politics by conducting civil debates. Mike Armstrong sat in on one of Braver Angels’ workshops in Lebanon, Ohio.
KOBI-TV // Rayvan Vares — An issue-specific Braver Angels workshop about abortion took place in Grants Pass, Oregon
NBC KARE-TV Minneapolis // Dr. Bill Dougherty, co-founder of Braver Angels suggests families remember “family bonds are more important than any political disagreement.”
The Christian Science Monitor // Henry Gass — The week before Thanksgiving, two dozen locals gathered at a church for a workshop organized by Braver Angels Central Texas, a local chapter of a national organization working to depolarize America and promote civil discourse.
The National Review // George Leef — Some organizations are trying to remind us that we’re better off with civil discourse rather than rancorous name-calling. In today’s Martin Center article, Shannon Watkins writes about that, focusing especially on a group called Braver Angels.
Yes! Magazine // Chris Winters — Three weeks after the 2016 presidential election, a group of 21 people came together in South Lebanon, Ohio, outside Cincinnati, to talk. The group comprised 11 people who’d supported Hillary Clinton for president and 10 who’d supported Donald Trump.
The Atlantic // Andrew Ferguson — Borrowing techniques from couples therapy to bring liberals and conservatives back together.
Bismarck Tribune // Ellie Shockley — I am asking that we see the full humanity of ordinary North Dakotans who identify with a different political party than our own. Braver Angels defines depolarization in the way I’m using the term.
The New York Times // Nellie Bowles — Classes, apps and message boards are trying to bridge the divide between the left and the right, one conversation at a time.
WLOS TV Ashville NC // “So what can we do to make the world a better place for everybody?” she wondered.
Arizona Daily Star // Andrea Molberg — It’s time to enjoy the Fall weather! Come spend your time watching the Braver Angels documentary to see how citizens across the country are turning down political heat.
Talbot Spy // Braver Angels is a national organization formed in 2016 after the Presidential election by folks who felt that the divide between red and blue Americans had become so severe that we were headed for civic breakdown.
The Sheridan Press // Sheridan — About 50 local residents showed up Tuesday to hear about the launch of the local Braver Angels chapter, which is part of a national effort to reduce political polarization and promote civil political discussions.