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A Braver Story: The Braver Angels Story of American Citizenship

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The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. —Abraham Lincoln.

This episodes tells the story of one group of people who have risen.

Built by patriotic volunteers, Braver Angels is a national movement to bridge the partisan divide, equally balanced between conservatives and progressives at every level of leadership. They work in communities, on college campuses, in the media, and in the halls of political power. We’ll offer up a behind the scenes view of this extraordinary group of Americans—how they formed, what they’ve learned and what’s next.

Find bios for our participants and a full program description online here.

We hope you’ll join us as we explore what happens when people of goodwill who might not agree cross each others’ thresholds and break a little bread together. Whoever you are, whatever your beliefs, bring an open mind, an open heart (and an empty stomach) for a continuing conversation on the two topics your mother taught you to never broach in polite company: politics and religion. We can’t wait.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Village Square is a proud member of The Democracy Group, a network of podcasts that examines what's broken in our democracy and how we can work together to fix it.