Repair the Rancor Forum Resources

Videos and Podcasts Curiosity, Compassion and Courage Starts With Us Overcoming Division Our Role in Overcoming America’s Division Effective Conversations with Monica Collective Illusions


Articles Lessons from Brain Science-and History’s Peacemakers-For Resolving Conflicts

Make It A Habit: Be Hard on Issues But Soft on People


Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide by Tania Israel

How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen by David Brook

The Soul of Civility: Timeless Principles to Heal Society and Ourselves by Alexandria Hudson

The Way Out: How To Overcome Toxic Polarization by Peter T. Coleman

High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out by Amanda Ripley


Braver Angels– to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic,

  • Teaches skills, holds numerous workshops, debates, book discussions, film club, Podcasts, goal is to build local Alliances too.
  • Skill teaching workshops: Bridging the Divide, Depolarizing Within, Families & Politics, Skills for Social Media.
  • Workshops:  Red/Blue, Common Ground, Race Conversations, also has 1:1 Conversations.

National Institute for Civil Discourse

The mission is to promote healthy and civil political debate. Some of their initiatives are Common Sense American, Divided We Fall, Engaging Differences.

Better Arguments Project-out of The Aspen Institute-drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the challenges of our time.

Other initiatives at Aspen:

  • Citizenship and American Identity Program-What does it mean to be an American? How can we promote a shared sense of national identity?
  • Commission on Information Disorder-recommendations for the reduction of mid/disinformation
  • The Devil’s Advocacy Initiative-how to counter polarization by empowering Americans to critically assess our own worldviews.

The Village Square  -in Tallahassee, FL

Builds community across ideological, racial, ethnic, and religious divisions, raising the quality of civil discourse.