Can Black history be both Black and American history at the same time? Can it unite us in understanding rather than divide us through politics?
How does intellectual humility express itself across the tapestry of Braver Angels?
Politics is seen as the realm of lawyers and experts, not truckers and nurses. We’re working to change that.
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.
Reports from organizers, members and volunteers
We need to figure this out. Politics at its heart is how we organize ourselves to live in a civil society. Our politics should not be killing us.
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.
Want to fight polarization? Take a vacation!
Seriously: what’s going on with Elon Musk?
Bertrand Cooper explores the specific struggles of the black poor in contrast with black America at large.
Should conservatives empathize with the left on race?
Featuring Braver Angels leaders
April Lawson discusses Braver Angels with ACTA (American Council of Trustees and Alumni) and their partnership in the College Debates program.
Braver Angels Music Community is constantly working to engage musicians in the work of bridge-building and weave music into other Braver Angels efforts.
After months of gathering song submissions, partnering with other organizations, working with our incredible volunteer response, and an outstanding cast of judges, the Braver Angels Music team is ready to announce the winners of the 2023 Braver Angels Song Contest.
The song contest is back! We’re on the hunt for songs that engage across the aisle. Songwriters across America are invited to apply.
Curious to learn more or get involved with the Music Community?
Braver Angels Documentary
Braver Angels: Reuniting America is a 50-minute documentary about 8 Democratic-leaning voters and 7 Republican-leaning voters moving through a Braver Angels signature Red/Blue workshop in Waynesville, Ohio, from initial skepticism to more profound understanding and empathy. You’ll get an inside look at how a Democratic voter went from threatening to cut off relationships with Trump voters to becoming dear friends with one—and how a Republican voter moved from disdaining progressives to taking co-leadership with one in a movement that now spans the country.
It was directed by four-time Emmy award-winner Jim Brown, and produced by musician Peter Yarrow.
Please note that Braver Angels was known as Better Angels until April 2020.
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