On March 14, join this one-hour workshop by The Better Argument Project, a collaboration by the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program, Allstate, and Facing History and Ourselves, to reflect on the role of arguments in a healthy democracy and learn about the Three Dimensions and Five Principles of a Better Argument.

In an interview with Whittney Evans, Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, describes his dream for One Small Step as being a way to “convince the country that it’s our patriotic duty to see the humanity in people with whom we disagree.”

He is a well-known Christian conservative. She’s a former civil rights lawyer. Their friendship transcends politics and differences of opinion and sets an example of how relationships across divides can help us repair our social fabric.

What makes the Super Bowl a highly anticipated event is not just the game itself; it’s also the interactions and connections among the players and with the fans (and Rihanna’s halftime show) that made 113 million people tune in. Here are a few ways we can incorporate these learnings about team building and connections into our own relationships.

Here is something we can agree on: our political conversation lacks respect and is highly negative. What if the Dignity Index led by UNITE, a New Pluralists field-building organization, can change that?

A conversation among Kristen Cambell, Wendy Feliz, Andrew Hanauer, and Ted Johnson surfaces insights on ways to collaborate across differences and how funders can support grantee partners in bridging divides.

An op-ed by Louise Dubé of iCivics and Rajiv Vinnakota of the Institute for Citizens & Scholars explains the importance of civic education for young people and why it needs to go beyond the classroom and the voting booth.