For those who despair at the state of our political discourse, help is at hand. Braver Angels was organized several years ago to foster civility in our conversations about the issues that divide us. It is a national non-profit bi-partisan organization of dedicated volunteers. At each level of leadership, it is 50% Republican and 50% Democrat. Each week the organization presents Zoom debates (recent subjects have been freedom of religion, Trump and Black America, and mail-in voting), discussions (recently the film “High Noon”), and de-polarizing workshops such as “With Malice Toward None,” designed to bring understanding among people of different political persuasions. Learn more at or contact Jeanie Ardell, co-chair of the Adult Discipleship and Nurture Commission: