City Pages: After Trump: A Minnesota movement invites divided America to marriage counseling

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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, how to have rational conversation without flying off the handle, how to question one’s own assumptions. Each red-blue faceoff is run by a pair of moderators, one from each side. Membership costs $12 a year.”

Braver Angels has a particularly strong presence in MN and other states in America’s Upper Midwest. Could it be that “Minnesota Nice” at work?

Read the full piece on the City Pages site!

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