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Patheos: What I Learned From Attending A Political Depolarization Workshop

“It actually worked!” “Today I attended a workshop that aimed to reduce polarization between Democrats and Republicans. It was through the Better Angels organization, which offers a variety of depolarization workshops and events. A group of Democrats and Republicans all got together in the same room and discussed what they had in common. And what the other …

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

An excellent piece in Minnesotta-based City Pages website on the impact of a local Better Angels workshop on participants from all political perspectives. “Better 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, …

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David Blankenhorn | C-SPAN

Better Angels president and co-founder David Blankenhorn appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal for a lengthy discussion about the organization and how to restore civility to politics.

Can the American Right and Left Get Back to Civil Debate?

The National Review // George Leef — Some organizations are trying to remind us that we’re better off with civil discourse rather than rancorous name-calling. In today’s Martin Center article, Shannon Watkins writes about that, focusing especially on a group called Better Angels.

Healing a divided nation begins face to face

Yes! Magazine // Chris Winters — Three weeks after the 2016 presidential election, a group of 21 people came together in South Lebanon, Ohio, outside Cincinnati, to talk. The group comprised 11 people who’d supported Hillary Clinton for president and 10 who’d supported Donald Trump.

Success Happens Podcast: Better Angels’ Tom, Jim and Natalie

Political polarization did not start with the 2016 election — it’s been gaining momentum for over 20 years. But with the rancor and divisiveness that has been on display in recent years, polarization may have reached its worst level in the United States since the Civil War.

Better Angels Documentary to Be Shown Again

Arizona Daily Star // Andrea Molberg — It’s time to enjoy the Fall weather! Come spend your time watching the Better Angels documentary to see how citizens across the country are turning down political heat.