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Common Party is a non-political, non-partisan social movement that is working to bring our country back together in these difficult and contentious times through the celebration of our overwhelming commonality...

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Tired of all the discord in America?  You’re not alone!  Many courageous citizens and organizations around the nation are working to bridge the divides and bring our country back together.

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Unlike regular news services, AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant...

Better Angels

Better Angels is a national citizens' movement to reduce political polarization in the United States by bringing liberals and conservatives together to understand each other beyond stereotypes, forming red/blue community alliances, teaching practical skills for communicating across political differences, and making a strong public argument for depolarization...

Bridge Alliance

We are a diverse coalition of more than 80 respected established organizations committed to revitalizing democratic practice in America...

Civity

Civity helps community leaders strategically transform their communities to understand and celebrate differences - across race, class, culture, and politics...

Heterodox Academy is a politically diverse group of more than 1,800 professors and graduate students who have come together to improve the quality of research and education in universities by increasing viewpoint diversity, mutual understanding, and constructive disagreement.

I Am Your Protector

I Am Your Protector is a community of people who speak up and stand up for each other across religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs and any lines of perceived divide to change the way people perceive the “other” and share tools to be each other’s protectors...

Listen First

Listen First Project encourages conversations that prioritize understanding and inspires hope for a stronger society one Listen First Pledge and Conversation at a time...

Living Room Conversations

Living Room Conversations is a transpartisan partnership focused on revitalizing civil discourse through conversation...

Make America Dinner Again

Make America Dinner Again holds small dinners consisting of respectful conversation, guided activities, and delicious food shared among 6-10 guests who have differing political viewpoints, and our country's best interests at heart...

Natl Coaln for Dialogue & Deliberatn

The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation is a network of innovators who bring people together across divides to tackle today’s toughest challenges. NCDD serves as a gathering place, a resource clearinghouse, a news source, and a facilitative leader for this extraordinary community...

Nat'l Institute for Civil Discourse

The National Institute for Civil Discourse integrates research, practice and policy to support and engage elected officials who are capable of working to solve the big issues facing our country, a public that demands civil discourse as well as government that works in the best interests of the country as a whole, and a media that informs citizens in a fair and responsible way...

Open Mind

A free interactive platform designed to depolarize communities and foster mutual understanding across differences...

Serve 2 Unite

S2U School Chapters foster student leaders who build inclusive, compassionate, nonviolent climates in their schools and surrounding communities. We do this by introducing students to global mentors who inspire them to create service-learning projects and share their work with the world through the arts...

The Village Square

A nervy bunch of liberals and conservatives who believe that disagreement and dialogue make for a good conversation, a good country, and a good time...

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July 15, 2020

Recent current events reminded me of a beautiful story I heard years ago. A boy was shorter than his younger brother, and it bothered him greatly. One day, he shoved his brother into a shallow ditch, and then stood beside him and gloated that he was now taller. His father, Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch, approached with a stool. He helped his younger son out of the ditch, and then instructed the older boy to stand on the stool. Who...

July 10, 2020

Clockwise from top left: Bill T. Jones, Gloria Steinem, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Salman Rushdie, Wynton Marsalis and Margaret Atwood

Is our democracy truly at risk right now, or is this simply an alarmist exaggeration from those with some political axe to grind?

Over 100 intellectuals and writers from across the spectrum of political affiliation have come together to write and sign this very important and timely letter which warns...

July 3, 2020

With all of its flaws and opportunities for improvement, what is great about America is the ideal, enshrined in its founding documents, that all of its citizens are free to believe and practice as they choose. 

There are those who believe at this moment that America's independence is not something to celebrate. They are highly attuned to the oppression that mars our history and the bias and inequity that continue to exist even...

June 24, 2020

I read an interesting line today from an author I respect, Jonathan Tobin:  "Those who marched in the past for civil rights did so not because they felt that America was an irredeemably racist nation that needed to be completely rethought, but because they thought racism was a betrayal of the nation’s founding principles."  (https://bit.ly/2zXjzVI)

One of the essential questions at this moment seems to be this: is racism a...

June 9, 2020

25 years ago, I married the spectacular woman who I had been lucky enough to meet and fall in love with eight years earlier when we were in highschool. I have been blessed with her companionship and guidance, and with the beautiful family that we have worked together to raise.

This is not a love note to my wife. I will send her that privately. This is a note that I wanted to share publicly as I thought about the lessons we have...

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