Peter Boghossian, Co-author of “How to Have Impossible Conversations,” joins John and Ciaran on the Better Angels podcast.
What I love about Better Angels workshops is that you can come with your own perspective and views on various topics, and you get to leave with those same views and opinions.
Ciaran O’Connor talks to David McCullough III about his vision for the American Exchange Project, and what we can learn from students bridging the divide.
“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 …
Employing some strategies used in couples therapy, one group’s mission since 2016 has been to try and heal the bitter divide between liberals and conservatives in the country, urging them to find common ground and avoid labels. NBC New York’s Melissa Russo reports.
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, …
Better Angels abortion workshop featured on Christian TV channel The Dove!
Better Angels group helps political parties work together. A workshop is planned for Feb. 10 in Duluth.
She was showing me how to open her door. I was going to house-sit, and there was something glitchy about the deadbolt that had to be done just right. “Like this,” she said, miming the procedure. “Put the key in and turn to the right …” “No, Mom,” her young son interrupted. “You turn it …
Here’s a crazy concept: Democrats and Republicans can be friends.
Group uses marriage counseling techniques to bring red and blue together on the eve of the New Mexico legislative session
Why can’t these people just talk to each other?
Director of Public Outreach, John Wood, Jr. appeared on CTV News to talk Better Angels role in civic society, and goals for the 2020 election year.
Out of curiosity, I recently attended a Better Angels workshop here in Frederick…
On Friday, December 13, Governor Kim Reynolds will sign a proclamation stating that December 14th will be Better Angels Day in Iowa.
BA grassroots group in the U.S. is hoping to help some Americans relearn the skill of listening to people with differing politics by conducting civil debates. Mike Armstrong sat in on one of Better Angels’ workshops in Lebanon, Ohio.
KOBI-TV // Rayvan Vares — An issue-specific Better Angels workshop about abortion took place in Grants Pass, Oregon
NBC KARE-TV Minneapolis // Dr. Bill Dougherty, co-founder of Better Angels suggests families remember “family bonds are more important than any political disagreement.”
The Christian Science Monitor // Henry Gass — The week before Thanksgiving, two dozen locals gathered at a church for a workshop organized by Better Angels Central Texas, a local chapter of a national organization working to depolarize America and promote civil discourse.
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.
Ciaran and John talk to road-tripping ideological opponents.
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.
Greg and Randy join the hosts to discuss the impeachment hearings and all the ways Better Angels is countering divisions.
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.
The Atlantic // Andrew Ferguson — Borrowing techniques from couples therapy to bring liberals and conservatives back together.
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.
Bismarck Tribune // Ellie Shockley — I am asking that we see the full humanity of ordinary North Dakotans who identify with a different political party than our own. Better Angels defines depolarization in the way I’m using the term.
The New York Times // Nellie Bowles — Classes, apps and message boards are trying to bridge the divide between the left and the right, one conversation at a time.
WLOS TV Ashville NC // “So what can we do to make the world a better place for everybody?” she wondered.
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.