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Our Members - Bridging Ideological Divides

46 Total Orgs (members by category)

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.

  • The Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact brings the mission of 92nd Street Y to the world. We believe that when voices are heard, communities are connected and ideas are nurtured from the ground up, movements can grow and real change can begin.

  • 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.

  • Americans who value family, tradition, and integrity have been abandoned by both major political parties and ignored by most of the media. American Values Coalition provides shelter for to the politically homeless by reconnecting them to a fact-based national narrative in order to prevent radicalization and restore democratic norms in America.

  • 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

  • Civic Genius 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.

  • 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.

  • Civity supports leaders and community organizations on the ground who recognize first-hand the need for creating a culture and building institutions in which everyone belongs.

  • 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 brings healing to the national challenges of polarization and incivility, inspiring and motivating the public to find common ground. They do this by demonstrating how influential people of opposing views can find agreement without compromising core values. They provide innovative content and tools that empower individuals, and consequently their political leaders to do the same.

  • 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. 

  • The mission of Fighting To Understand is to make seemingly complicated topics into “simply complicated.”  They do this by forming a collaborative cross-section of “regular” people to fight to understand a topic, in as much complexity as they can muster.  They then present the findings to other regular people. 

  • In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, we help leaders improve their Empathic Intelligence, build cultures of empathy, and play a leading role in the creation of redemptive solutions with others.

  • Our Mission is to connect and empower America's silenced majority of 98M-plus, in hope-based campaigns to reclaim democracy, end toxic polarization, and tackle every challenge we face, beginning with climate change.

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

  • Internews Interactive (InterAct) and its Digital Citizen project, are pioneers in citizen engagement media since 1998. InterAct is a strategic partner in innovative media design for television and the Internet.

  • 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

  • Meetings of Opposites produces the actual experience of common ground among people whose opinions or positions are irreconcilable. Meetings of Opposites is the scaffolding for common ground.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • The NFRPP (Network for Responsible Public Policy) is committed to mitigating polarization, fostering civil discussion, and dialogue and motivating engagement on behalf of democracy. Our mission is simple:  To Foster a Vibrant Democracy.

  • Their network of professional and passionate Resolutionaries aim to encourage people to stop fighting over political problems and starting working together towards resolutions.

  • The Sphere Education Initiative is a project of the Cato Institute and empowers grade 5-12 educators and administrators to restore a spirit of civil, fact-based, constructive, and respectful discourse and engagement as the vehicles for discussion and debate. This is done through educational programming and professional development opportunities.

  • The Horizons Project works to strengthen relationships and collaboration within the ecosystem of social change to spur a larger movement in the United States that addresses systemic injustice, advances societal healing, and reimagines our democracy.

  • The Ministerium is a new diverse group of Indiana clergy who are concerned about fairness. We work together to bring about social justice for those marginalized and in need of help and hope.

  • 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.

  • Unify America creates interactive experiences to help people bust out of their bubbles, build civic muscles, and work together to tackle our country’s biggest challenges.

  • The US Values Alliance works to promote the use of values to create a healthier society. They share tools and resources for people just getting started with values. They also convene people interested in improving the methodologies and language around values work.

  • The Center for the Political Future (CPF) combines rigorous intellectual inquiry, teaching, and practical politics to advance civil dialogue and research that transcends partisan divisions and finds solutions to pressing national and global challenges.