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Make Shift Coffee House Biddeford – In a partnership with UNE’s President’s Forum, Make Shift Coffee House brings the topic of guns to Biddeford.

Donna & Bob – An Unlikely Friendship – In this under 5 minute video clip you will learn how Bob (President and CEO of The Family Leader) and Donna (The Executive Director of One Iowa) became unlikely coffee buddies.

Bring It to the Table – A documentary film and more aimed at bridging political divides and elevating the national conversation about issues that matter to us all. The Table Talks page provides views from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents on gay marriage, healthcare, immigration, abortion, and other topics.

Red Feed, Blue Feed – Liberal Facebook and Conservative Facebook side by side. This clever website by the Wall Street Journal lets you pick a topic and then see what news you would receive in Facebook depending if you are conservative or liberal.

Pantsuit Politics – Right wing Beth and left wing Sarah talk about the issues across the divide. A terrific collection of discussions and resources.

Big Tent Nation – Big Tent Nation is committed to transforming the way individual citizens, business and government communicate and collaborate on issues critical to broad-based national prosperity. The online platform gives mainstream citizens the information and organizational tools they need to effect meaningful change.

Bridge Alliance – Since it’s often difficult for any one group to fully capture public attention or broadly popularize solutions, Bridge Alliance is banding together to create great impact across three broad areas: civic engagement, governance and policymaking, and campaign and election processes.

Living Room Conversations – Many great resources here for making connections with people who are different, discussion guides, specific advice and resources for specific topics, videos, articles, and more.

National Institute for Civil Discourse – Lots of resources here regarding nonpartisanship and civil dialogue across political ideologies. Try out the Text, Talk, Revive Civility here.

Bridge The Divide – A political initiative that seeks to promote political conversation amongst youth in a time of great divide in both American and global political affairs.

National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation – Bridging Our Divide

– This is a campaign hosted by NCDD. Tons of resources lurking in the comments of this blog post.

Listen First Project – Listen First Project encourages conversations by individuals, partner organizations, and businesses, that prioritize understanding to bridge divides and mend our frayed social fabric.

The Righteous Mind – Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, by Jonathan Haidt

American Character – A History of the Epic Struggle between Individual Liberty and the Common Good, by Colin Woodward

Strangers in their Own Land – Anger and Mourning on the American Right, by Arlie Russell Hochschild

Strangers in their Own Land: Living in “Red” America Today – A video-taped interview with Dr. Arlie Hochschild as she discusses her  New York Times best selling book, “Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.” May, 2017

Zadie Smith on Fresh Air – This interview covers lots of ground and very fast but says some really interesting things about “people who are different.” November, 2016

Conversation with a Trump Supporter – On Being host Krista Tippett answers a listener’s question. Good stuff here about how to have a conversation with someone different. November, 2016

How to Have Better Political Conversations – A Ted Talk by Robb Willer in which he explains how moral values are the foundation of political identity, and how you can’t go wrong with empathy and respect. September, 2016

Divided States of America – FRONTLINE investigates the partisanship that gridlocked Washington in the Obama era, and the polarized America that Donald Trump inherits as president. January, 2017

A Nation Engaged: NPR Listens To America – On Point and NPR provide highlights from conversations across the country. Really great if you want to hear different perspectives, and how to be civil about it. January, 2017