A non-partisan nonprofit organization (formerly known as Better Angels) that seeks to depolarize American politics. Their work is rooted in grassroots organizing led by volunteer leaders (supported by a small staff) who leverage programs and unique organizing structure to impact community life and American institutions. The foundation of all their activities is what they refer to as patriotic-empathy: the idea that our love for our country is shown by our concern for our fellow citizens. Their approach is guided by these principles:
- As individuals, we try to understand the other side’s point of view, even if we don’t agree with it.
- In our communities, we engage those we disagree with, looking for common ground and ways to work together.
- In politics, we support principles that bring us together rather than divide us.
Braver Angels: Reuniting America is a 50-minute documentary about what happened before, during and after a Braver Angels Red/Blue workshop in Waynesville, Ohio. It was directed by four-time Emmy award-winner Jim Brown, and produced by musician Peter Yarrow. To watch a 4 minute trailer, click here.