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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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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.

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.

Better Angels: Group launches chapter in Sheridan

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.

Documentary to promote civil political dialogue will be shown in Wilmington

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.

Word of the day: Unique

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.

CVC to host program about depolarizing America

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.