Politicians Can’t Seem to do it, But These Citizens are Learning How to Find Common Ground, Washington Post, 7/21

By: David J. Smith, July 26, 2017

I’d like to recommend this article  written by Washington Post reporter Colby Itkowitiz as a model of what one person can do to work across the divide.   It focuses on the efforts of Donna Murphy and her working with Better Angels, an organization based in Ohio striving to encourage dialogue across the political spectrum.

I’ve  also written about the need to work with groups we don’t see ourselves aligned with. See my pieces on “Peace Elitism”  and “Getting to ‘E pluribus unum.'”

Click below for the entire article

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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