Tommies Reduce the Rancor

"Tommies Reduce the Rancor," is a pioneering partnership between our university and the esteemed Braver Angels Minnesota's "Reduce the Rancor" campaign. This alliance is more than just a coalition; it's a commitment to transform the landscape of public discourse.

In a time when societal divisions seem insurmountable, our joint endeavor seeks to bridge the gap, fostering an environment where dialogue flourishes beyond the boundaries of our differences.

This partnership is poised to make a significant impact, encouraging students, faculty, staff, and the broader community to engage in respectful and effective dialogue.

Together, we are setting the stage for a future where discourse unites rather than divides, creating a more inclusive, empathetic, and understanding society.

How to Get Involved, Contribute, and Learn

This Spring 2024, we are excited to unveil three dynamic paths at St.Thomas, to engage with the statewide campaign, designed to cater to diverse interests and schedules. Each path offers a unique opportunity to contribute to and benefit from our partnership with Braver Angels Minnesota.

Discover the one that resonates with you:

St. Thomas Fireside Chat Events: Immerse yourself in enriching dialogues and educational sessions that illuminate various perspectives. These events are the perfect setting to deepen your understanding of complex issues and to learn from the collective wisdom of our community.

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St. Thomas Workshops: Dive into interactive workshops dedicated to skill-building and practical exercises moderated by Braver Angels Experts. Whether you're looking to enhance your communication skills or to navigate difficult conversations with grace, these workshops offer valuable tools and insights to help you grow both personally and professionally.

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Self-paced Learning with Braver Angels MN: Access a wealth of resources and e-courses provided by Braver Angels Minnesota at your own pace. This flexible option allows you to engage with learning materials that are tailored to foster understanding and reduce polarization, whenever and wherever suits you best.

Each path is designed to empower you to play an active role in transforming public discourse. Choose your journey and join us in making a difference.