Daryl Davis: Hate, Undone

When Daryl Davis was ten, he didn’t understand hate yet. But then he was the only black scout in a parade to honor Paul Revere’s ride to Concord, when he began getting hit by bottles. It was then that he formed a question in his mind that he’s spent much of a lifetime answering: “How can you hate me when you don’t even know me?” Failing to find his answer

Let Friendship Redeem the Republic: God Squad Edition

Let Friendship Redeem the Republic: God Squad Edition. In our year-long celebration of the superpower of healthy friendships across differences, you’ll meet God Squad’s friends who they don’t quite agree with (and we’ll encourage the audience to bring their own). Then we’ll let friendly disagreement rip (and live to tell). One lucky pair of friends wins Dinner at the Square tickets on us. Joining us for God Squad are Pastor

Holy Misconceptions, Batman!

Holy Misconceptions, Batman! Isn’t Hanukkah the most important holiday to Jews? Don’t Catholics object to sex unless reproduction is the goal? Don’t all religions worship the same God and (more or less) teach the same things? Doesn’t the Bible say that God helps those who help themselves? Come and consider many of the myths, truths, and misunderstandings that everyday people have about religion in America.

Hedrick Smith: Who Stole the American Dream?

Facilitated by Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau Chief Mary Ellen Klas, our special guest Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent, has established himself over more than half a century as one of America’s premier journalists. His best-seller, “Who Stole the American Dream” is a startling and revealing portrait of the past 30 years of U.S. political and economic history, hailed both for

Chloe Valdary: “The Theory of Enchantment”

After spending a year as a Bartley fellow at the Wall Street Journal, Chloé Valdary developed The Theory of Enchantment, an innovative framework for compassionate antiracism that combines social emotional learning, character development, and interpersonal growth as tools for leadership development in the boardroom and beyond. She has also lectured in universities across America, including Harvard and Georgetown. Her work has been covered in Psychology Today Magazine and her writings

Let Friendship Redeem the Republic

It’s a sure sign of the times when any across-the-aisle friends that still exist out there in the wild tend to keep their friendship on the down low, in case they’d be accused of fraternizing with “the enemy.” From the halls of Congress to our hometown, this makes becoming or staying bipartisan friends an act of straight up rebellion against the toxic culture we find ourselves in. We’ll be joined

Monica Guzman: “I Never Thought of it That Way.”

 Ready to fight back against the confusion, heartbreak, and madness of our dangerously divided times? Find the answers you need by talking with people—rather than about them—and asking the questions you want across the divides you want, curiously. Seeing where people are coming from isn’t just possible. It’s easier than you think. Monica Guzman is Director of Digital and Storytelling at Braver Angels, a nonprofit working to depolarize America, host

Souls to the Polls?

It’s an election year. Should churches have political candidates speak at Sunday services? Should clergy tell congregants how to vote? Should congregations organize political rallies or get-out-the-vote efforts? What are the proper lines for religious involvement in politics? And what are the consequences (to the body politic and to religious communities) when these lines get crossed? Learn more about the God Squad – talking faith and politics, because talking politics

Bridge Building + Bipartisanship

Bridge building?!  (We’re not talking about the Golden Gate, people.)  An industry that was recently unknown and almost nonexistent has exploded in recent years, as average citizens begin to see the sharp growth in political divisions as an emergency that requires our attention. In the midst of a divisive election season, we’ll take a pause to chat with leaders in the bridge-building field about the outlook for cooperation across political

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