Braver Angels Online Debates

A Collaborative Search for the Truth

If you haven’t seen one of our debates, get ready for a new experience. Our special parliamentary format encourages everyone to speak or ask questions, insures civility in disagreement, and strives for learning and better understanding for all. The online version works in much the same way, modified to foster constructive debate coast to coast.

In all our debates we use resolutions that might be controversial to encourage speeches from both sides. Unlike some of our workshops, these are not associated with Red and Blue, but Pro and Con.

Online Debates take place via Zoom conference call, moderated by a Trained Debate Chair. You must register in advance. Participants who are Braver Angels members will be given preference if too many people sign up.

June 11, 8 pm ET 

Working on a resolution.

June 18, 8 pm ET

Working on a resolution.

New to Online Debates, or just want to know more?

Take a look at some documents and videos that we have prepared to help beginning online debaters have a more enjoyable experience.

Want to bring an Online Debate to your community?

Contact our Online Debates team to get support for running an event with our trained Debate Chairs and event teams. 

Join the Debates Team! We want to train you as an Online Debate Chair or member of the event support team!