As far as I can tell the group Better Angels is not a Christian organization, but they are a grass roots movement seeking to reduce political polarization in America one guided conversation at a time. Their work provides a hopeful sign of what we all would like to see happen – listening to one another, and having a better understanding of where we can all come together. In their signature “Red/Blue Workshop” they bring together 7 conservative-leaning participants and 7 progressive-leaning participants for moderated activities and discussions that clarify disagreements, reduce stereotyped thinking, and begin building the relationships needed to find common ground. Better Angels reminds us through pure use of communication skills what the Gospel already tells Christians – no matter what our political leanings we are all the same and it is possible to live in peace. Check out this video and see if it doesn’t provide a little hope.