Bridging Our Divide is working to promote constructive dialogue across political and ideological divides by creating forums for conversation.
Our work is focused on hosting Community Dialogue Events and Common Ground Debates in various cities around the United States.
We need to work together to improve communication between people with different ideologies and different visions of America, because our core values and needs overlap more than they differ.
As a nation, we're being split apart by an inability to communicate and see common ground. There’s a growing sense of division and contempt fueled by partisanship, social media, and geographic separation.
Many on the left and right are failing to see the underlying values and humanity of those on the other side of the political divide. Many have taken to labeling, shaming, and shutting down those with a different perspective. This drives away potential allies, pushes others further in the opposite direction, and creates a climate of contempt for everyone involved. We're seeing a rise in extremist rhetoric. We're primed for outrage and at risk from coercion and manipulation. And, we are missing opportunities to work together and find solutions to the issues we're facing.
We are looking for partners from all sides of the political spectrum. If you are interested in putting on an event in your area, send us a note and we'll tell you how it works.
Finally, our ability to do this work depends on your support. We hope you'll consider donating to help support these efforts; your gift will go directly to setting up and hosting events.