Join Us on April 25 to Watch and Discuss
Better Angels: Reuniting America

The Social Ministry Committee at St. Matthew is concerned about the political polarization and divisiveness that seems to be gripping our nation. In this presidential election year, we wanted to find a way to help bridge the divide. To foster healthy conversation and to encourage civil discourse, we are hosting a screening of, Better Angels: Reuniting America, a one-hour documentary film by Emmy-winning director Jim Brown and produced by Peter Yarrow of the legendary Peter, Paul, and Mary trio.

Better Angels: Reuniting America shows 8 Democratic-leaning voters and 7 Republican-leaning voters participating in a Better Angels signature Red/Blue workshop following the 2016 election. The film shows how those involved moved from initial skepticism to more profound understanding and empathy. You’ll get an inside look at how a Democratic voter went from threatening to cut off relationships with Trump voters to becoming dear friends with one — and how a Republican voter moved from disdaining progressives to taking co-leadership with one in a movement that now spans the country.

Better Angels is a citizens’ organization uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America. The organization, which produced the documentary, conducts workshops in an effort:

  • To understand the other side’s point of view, even if we don’t agree with it
  • To engage those we disagree with, looking for common ground and ways to work together
  • To support principles that bring us together rather than divide us.

The screening of the documentary will be followed by a question and answer session led by Better Angel volunteers. Please come join us on Saturday, April 25, in Fellowship Hall from 10 am to noon. The event is free and open to the public. Visit www.better-angels.org to learn more about this non-partisan organization.