Braver Angels Minnesota

Learn about Reduce the Rancor, Minnesota

Welcome to Braver Angels

Braver Angels Minnesota is part of a national citizens' movement that brings together conservatives, liberals, independents and others to restore trust, respect and goodwill in American politics.

We seek not to eliminate our differences but rather deal with them head-on -- with respect and understanding -- for the betterment of our communities. In short, we do not try to change people's views on issues but on how they view the other side.

We offer workshops, debates and structured conversations - typically for no charge - that allow participants to learn and practice effective listening and speaking skills. 

Our volunteers share and model these skills because they believe that treating each other better is the answer to what's broken in America. 

There will always be differences. We believe the best way forward is to change how we deal with those differences.

Contact the state coordinators. Donate directly to the Minnesota State Alliance #123.

News about Braver Angels Minnesota  

Inside Hook, a magazine aimed at men

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Upcoming Events

Three White Bear Lake organizations  - League of Women Voters, Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary Club - are hosting a Skills for Disagreeing Better workshop June 11. For more details and other upcoming Events.

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Get involved

We offer many ways to Get Involved. Join for $12 a year. Take a free eCourse. Attend a free local, state or national Braver Angels event, among other possibilities. Donations gratefully accepted.

Volunteer Profile - Read about Bruce Morlan of Northfield in Get Involved. He leans conservative and volunteers as a Braver Angels ambassador who speaks to Rotary Clubs around the state about Braver Angels. 

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Reduce the Rancor

Join our latest campaign to build capacity among individual Minnesotans and constituencies in academic, civic and religious organizations to disagree better. Here's what one partner said about why her organization joined the campaign.

"We are expecting one in three rural physicians to retire in the next five years. And part of that is being driven by rancor or burnout. Nobody's out there saying we should be less healthy. We all want to be healthy. We have different strategies for how to get there. But health is a common goal."
                                                                  Laurel Ries M.D., President, Minnesota Medical Association

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Braver Angels Effectiveness

After participating in our programs: 

After participating in our signature Red/Blue Workshop:

After participating in 1:1 Conversations:  97% of participants say they found common ground with someone across the divide.

Source: Braver Angels Program Evaluations 


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