The 2024 Braver Angels National Convention will take place June 27 – 29 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
How can politicians from opposite sides of the aisle work together and gain understanding? Indiana Braver Angels found a way by collaborating on a service project with Habitat for Humanity.
Our experience as a country reminds us that we are capable of overcoming the mightiest of obstacles. But whatever your politics, we cannot do it by sinking ever further into the culture of dishonesty and demonization that got us here.
Politics is seen as the realm of lawyers and experts, not truckers and nurses. We’re working to change that.
Tim Keller and Jim Brown were not afraid to sacrifice their reputations on their side of the political and cultural divide because they were men of conviction and conscience.
Being in a silo is like eating junk food: it feels great in the short term, but it’s not great for any of us in the long run.
What happens in a classroom that doesn’t just accept a diversity of opinions but actively encourages them? How can instructors invite students to listen conscientiously and share their opinions fearlessly but constructively?
This belief that love can transcend our differences is a belief that yet binds many Christians and non-Christians alike. We need love if we are to heal America. And we need the teachings and exemplars of love to come forth from our heritage to show us the way to mend.
By combining the ideas of very different people—and organizations—to discover not only what each can contribute but what collectively we can create, we might finally accept that together, we’re greater than the sum of our parts.
BA Leader Randy Lioz reflects on better ways for 2023.
Want to fight polarization? Take a vacation!
Braver Angels South Carolina State Coordinator Monica Rockwell reflects on the tragedy ten years later.
Seriously: what’s going on with Elon Musk?
Braver Angels leader Rachel Weinstein thinks of herself as “a plumber” — helping the organization flow. Read what she’s done already — and what she’s driving now.
Does engaging bad ideas across the divide make you a bad person? Tune in for some real talk on tough questions with renowned psychologist and author Jonathan Haidt.
An all-red panel discusses what liberals, academia, and the mainstream media “miss” about conservatives.
“People have all the control. If it drops out of favor to be polarized and it becomes cool to collaborate, then we can change it. Politicians want to get elected – they will conform,” Greg said.
How can we get more curious, together, as a nation in crisis?
Braver Angels leaders John Wood, Jr. and Ciaran O’Connor come together for a wide-ranging debate on the most critical issues animating the 2022 midterm elections.
“We’ve pushed the envelope a little bit – particularly with developing new workshop ideas – and had to negotiate with the powers that be in order to have quality control and ensure it’s a positive Braver Angels experience. But that is what we do.”
What do reds and blues think about President Biden’s student loan forgiveness?
What can America learn from civil conflicts in other countries, and how can we, together as citizens, take a stand for peace?
A Trump supporter interviews a Biden supporter on everything from Hunter Biden to January 6th.
For years, our country’s all-consuming political conflict has made it harder for us to recognize each other’s humanity. But Red/Blue workshops challenge participants to go beyond politics and see each other as people.
Three Braver Angels leaders talk about how their respective religious traditions inspire their bridge-building work.
Why are conservatives so angry about the FBI’s raid of his residence at Mar-a-Lago?
But the question of whiteness is a profound one, arching over history, society, psychology and identity. Is whiteness a cancer? A legitimate identity? Or is it just another divisive racial category that obscures the value of the individual?
The answer is complicated for a Black man like me.
This piece headed the Braver Angels Weekend Newsletter for July 17th, 2022.
Braver Angels’ co-founder Bill Doherty has built a life and a career around helping people reconcile the differences that divide them. See how…
Just a day after one of the most controversial and consequential Supreme Court decisions – Roe v. Wade – was overturned, eight Reds and eight Blues from across Massachusetts and New Hampshire gathered together in a Boston College classroom to see if they could find common ground on another hot-button issue: how to ensure trustworthy elections.