• Our societies are increasingly polarized

     

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  • The Problem

    Why Polarization

    Polarization isn't just about politics. Culture, health, faith and an alarming growing list of issues are too divisive to discuss. For open and diverse societies to thrive we have a critical responsibility to build our collective capacity for dialogue across ideology.

    What is Polarization

    Polarization happens when ideas are pushed to the extreme and middle ground disappears. Us vs. them ideologies split us into in-groups and out-groups that attribute bad ideas to bad people. The loudest voices prevail over kindness and reason, and it's dangerous.

     

    "We define polarization as the moment we break off human relationships because of extreme differences in our ideas."

    Who can fix polarization

    Polarization is often framed as something too big to fix, something created by politicians over which we have little control. We reject that idea. Separation, alienation and division start with each of us and so does love, respect and the capacity to change.

  • Polarization Examples​

    Abortion

    Borders

    Climate

    Equal pay

    Education

    Guns

    Health

    LGBTQ

    Monuments

    Police

    Poverty

    Race

    Reparations

    Taxes

    Vaccination

    Voting

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