Rusty Wright at The Washington Examiner:

It’s no secret that we live in a polarized world. Even if you ignore politics (good luck trying that), you’d also have to ignore entertainment news (exes or coworkers squabbling), sports news (rivals or teammates bickering), and social media (dislikes, trolls, goofs gone viral) to escape polarization. But one impressive group is trying to ratchet down fiery rhetoric by helping people have conversations.


Braver Angels, a nonprofit organization with thousands of volunteers, holds workshops and programs to advance the art of civil conversation. With both “red” and “blue” facilitators, the group’s mission is to “bring Americans together to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic.” It encourages treating others with “honesty, dignity and respect” through engagement, seeking common ground, and fostering cooperation.