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.
Talbot Spy // Better Angels is a national organization formed in 2016 after the Presidential election by folks who felt that the divide between red and blue Americans had become so severe that we were headed for civic breakdown.
The Sheridan Press // Sheridan — About 50 local residents showed up Tuesday to hear about the launch of the local Better Angels chapter, which is part of a national effort to reduce political polarization and promote civil political discussions.
CNN // A red-blue workshop in Evanston, IL welcomed CNN’s Van Jones — and participants from the left and right reflected on the personal impact that Better Angels programming had for them.
Wilmington Star News// Cheryl Whitaker — The public is invited to a free screening of the documentary “Better Angels: Reuniting America” on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/ Community Arts Center, 120 S. Second St. Registration is at 6 p.m., the showing begins at 6:30 p.m., and a discussion will follow.
The Sheridan Press — Better Angels is a nationwide grassroots movement to depolarize America. We think of it as a companion to Community Conversations where we model how to talk about tough subjects in a civil and respectful way. Learning how to bring people of opposing political parties together in the same manner will be enlightening.
The Sheridan Press // SHERIDAN — Launched in 2016, Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement to unify America. By creating opportunities for meaningful discussions, Better Angels works to dial down the heated rhetoric that gets in the way of real conversations and accurate understanding of our differences.
The Billings Gazette// Launched in 2016, Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement to unify America, according to a news release from Sheridan College.
Bret Weinstein, a key figure in the ‘Intellectual Dark Web,’ speaks with John Wood, Jr. of Better Angels about the rising cross-partisan movement in America…
The Fulcrum // What’s going on here? Do Republicans and Democrats have vastly divergent conceptions of what constitutes proper and improper presidential conduct? Do they have different recollections of the behavior of past presidents?
The Frederick News-Post// Jim Carpenter and Natalie Abbas are on different sides of the political aisle —Carpenter, a Democrat from Frederick, and Abbas, a Republican from Myersville. But that hasn’t stopped the two Frederick County residents from talking politics in a respectful way. And now, they aim to spread civil discourse through a national nonprofit tasked with teaching Democrats and Republicans how to discuss the issues without inflaming the rhetoric.
What makes a patriot? How do we express our patriotism? Hear Better Angels opinion page editor Luke Phillips break down the borderlines of patriotism on I’m The Villain – a podcast by Isabel Knight and Deondre Jones.