In the News Archive

Americans are better than our leaders’ rhetoric. A road trip showed me that.

Tennessean // Despite the hateful and divisive rhetoric we hear on TV from our leaders, both local and national, and the toxic atmosphere we are reminded of daily, Americans are caring, warm and wonderful people. It does not matter where they come from, what their backgrounds are, what race they are or who they voted for.

Braver Angels: Bridging the Uncivil Discussion Divide

RealClearPolitics // During a time of deep political polarization, not everyone could get a representative from Black Lives Matter and the Tea Party in the same room. But an organization known as Braver Angels can do it – and will – at its second bipartisan national convention later this week.

Political divide has hit home for many

The Post-Star // Over the past couple weeks, Braver Angels held two information programs and one skills workshop at the library. More than 50 turned out for the three meetings. Each person at the meeting was asked why they were there. More than one talked about how the political divide had impacted family relationships.

Bringing together both sides of the political spectrum

Chillecothe Gazette // The Braver Angels Workshop has participants examining stereotypes: the ones they have about the other side of the political spectrum and also the ones that the other side might have about them.

Putting civility back into civil discourse

The Rotarian Magazine // “Applying The Four-Way Test to the idea of having a civil conversation is really appropriate,” Nelson Holmberg explains. “Being able to be part of both Rotary and Braver Angels is incredibly valuable.”

Braver Angels Debates

Catalyst // Truth springs from argument amongst friends. —David Hume, 18th C. Scottish empiricist and philosopher

Mission to Bring Back Civility to Politics

ABC 6 News // The political divide is prominent and it can be argued that it’s the deepest it has ever been. Labels such as conservatives, moderates, independents, tea partiers, and socialists are seen as more than party affiliations, it becomes part of your identity as a person or citizen of the United States.

Braver Angels session helps bridge political divide

Clinton Herald // Just as warmer weather brought hints of spring to the Clinton region this past weekend, so was there a dramatic thawing of the often icy relationships between Republicans and Democrats thanks to a series of workshops with the Braver Angels organization.

Together, we can tackle anything

Victoria Advocate // We urge everyone to practice civility now more than ever. We also challenge you to befriend others who don’t necessarily believe in what you do. You don’t know what relationships you’re missing out on if you immediately label others around you.

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