Repair the Rancor Forum Resources

Videos and Podcasts 

https://youtu.be/0L8h9AilIes Curiosity, Compassion and Courage Starts With Us

https://youtu.be/i0d087daOZY Overcoming Division

https://youtu.be/mBbxby9ttno Our Role in Overcoming America’s Division

https://www.ted.com/talks/steven_petrow_3_ways_to_practice_civility/transcript

https://lnns.co/Vwqtp_P6ESf Effective Conversations with Monica

https://youtu.be/mdV9kXzvWFc Collective Illusions

 

Articles

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2023/11/04/1209395551/argument-us-israel-gaza-conflict-relationships Lessons from Brain Science-and History’s Peacemakers-For Resolving Conflicts

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

Books

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

Organizations

Braver Angels– to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic, https://braverangels.org

  • 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 Discoursehttps://nicd.Arizona.edu

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. https://betterarguments.org

https://www.aspeninstitute.org

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. https://tlh.villagesquare.us