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Our Members - Bridging Ideological Divides

32 Total Orgs (members by state)

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. These members work to bring people together from across partisan and ideological divides to find common ground and build understanding.

  • 92nd Street Y is a cultural and community center where people connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. We have harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world.

  • America Indivisible is a coalition effort to address bigotry against members of Muslim communities and those who appear to be Muslim from Black, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian American communities by reinforcing the American values of equality, pluralism, and strength through diversity.

  • American Promise is a strategic, inter-partisan organization designed to win the 28th Amendment to the Constitution so that people - not money, not corporations, not special interests - govern America

  • For those willing to take individual action to improve their community, American Public Square offers the opportunity to return to the notion of a true “public square”—where neighbors, colleagues and friends can personally engage in thoughtful, fact-based dialogue about controversial and potentially polarizing issues facing our society.

  • Braver Angels is a new bipartisan network of leaders and organizations committed to reducing polarization and bringing people together from across the divides to rethink currently polarized issues and show why reducing polarization is an urgent priority. 

  • Bridge the Divide is a platform where young people in high school and college from across the United States and around the world can contribute their unique voices while engaging with their peers' diverse political convictions

  • bridgeUSA believes that sustained dialogue through policy-based forums, guest speakers, roundtable negotiations, rapid prototyping, and other active listening and communication events can foster positive change in millennial's political discourse

  • Encourages Americans to stop bickering about politics, examine their assumptions, and engage in civil discourse to help move our democracy forward. This project is a short documentary, webisode series, online platform, and community engagement campaign. 

  • We support the building of a free society by creating spaces for civil conversations among independent thinkers. Our online and in-person programs invite open-minded people of diverse viewpoints to discuss topics critical to human flourishing.

  • As a network of networks, Charter for Compassion connect organizers and partners from around the world. They provide educational resources, organizing tools, and avenues of communication for sharing lessons, stories, and inspiration as a global movement. 

  • Civic Health Project is dedicated to reducing affective polarization and creating healthier civil discourse in our citizenry, politics, and media. We promote research and interventions that target affective polarization’s causes and identify promising remedies.

  • Civic Spirit partners with faith communities representing complex demographic and political diversity to create a collaborative network and build civic education for the 21st century, while preparing students for the responsibilities of citizenship.

  • Coffee Party USA is an all-volunteer transpartisan group building, nurturing and connecting communities to reclaim our government for the people. Members agree to a civility pledge and share blogs, news stories, and memes through their Facebook page. 

  • Common Ground Committee's mission is to pursue initiatives which will reveal common ground for finding truth, clarity, understanding, and progress on issues of importance in a civil manner that does not require compromise of fundamental principles.

  • Common Ground Solutions has big goals: to increase civic engagement; improve the quality of political discourse; highlight real-world stories of people working together across political lines; and forge moderate, commonsense solutions to our biggest challenges.

  • Essential Partners invites us each to discover and re-discover the core of who we are and what we value. Grounded in our own truth, we can find both the courage and the generosity to listen to those we have considered our enemies. 

  • We are an organization that is building civility in a society that all too often seems tilted toward uncivil speech and actions. We do not endorse any political candidate, nor do we take a position on any issue. We are about process, not positions. 

  • Our mission is to apply groundbreaking insights taken from Integral philosophy, developmental psychology, evolutionary theory, and the social sciences to help create significant forward movement in the evolution of the cultural and political landscape

  • The Interactivity Foundation works to engage citizens in the exploration and development of divergent possibilities for public policy through small group discussions.

  • Kitchen Table Democracy creates and fosters collaborative governance capacities, structures, and networks in states. We support leaders, offer a nationally recognized source of information and demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborative, democratic based processes. 

  • Listen First Project encourages conversations that prioritize understanding to bridge divides and mend our frayed social fabric. We catalyze the Listen First movement powered by more than 100 partner organizations, thousands of individuals, local chapters, and the National Conversation Project. 

  • Living Room Conversations enable people to come together through their social networks as friends to engage in a self-guided conversation about an agreed-upon topic. Typically conversations have self-identified co-hosts who hold differing views. 

  • Mediators Foundation's mission is to foster global leadership for a peaceful, just and sustainable world by identifying, supporting and connecting visionary leaders promoting the best interests of our small planet through civic and educational projects

  • Mormon Women for Ethical Government's mission is to inspire women of faith to be ambassadors of peace who transcend partisanship and courageously advocate for ethical government.

  • The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation is a network of more than 2,200 innovators who bring people together across divides to discuss, decide, and take action together effectively on today’s toughest issues. 

  • National Conversation Project seeks to mainstream conversations across divides in which we listen first to understand. National Conversation Project will invite people of all stripes to connect with one another, develop relationships, and revitalize America together.

  • NICD supports a congress and executive branch capable of working to solve the big issues facing our country, a media that informs and engages our citizens, and demands civil discourse and a government that works in the best interests of the country as a whole. 

  • New Hampshire Listens is a civic engagement initiative of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Since 2011, they have worked at the local and state level to support civil, public deliberation of complex issues. 

  • The One America Movement’s mission is to build bridges and solve problems. We bring Americans together across racial, religious, political and geographic divides to address pressing social problems – poverty, opioids, racial tension and more. 

  • Purple America’s mission is to highlight the shared values that unite us as Americans. We are creating new forums to share our beliefs, engage young people in meaningful dialogue, and connect all through the discovery and celebration of our shared ideals. 

  • SDI helps people to transform conflictual relationships and design change processes around the world. Develops leaders able to transform differences into the strong relationships essential to effective decision-making, democratic governance, and peace.

  • The Village Square grows vibrant civil discourse across the partisan divide by building relationships across political, cultural, racial and religious divides among citizens inside their community and has expanded to six cities across America.