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#49 John Wood, Jr: Political Polarization, Commitment to Goodwill, and Reawakening the Nonviolent Spirit What Could Possibly Go Right?

    • Society & Culture

John Wood, Jr. is a national leader for Braver Angels, a former nominee for Congress, former Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, musical artist, and a noted writer and speaker on issues of political and racial reconciliation.

He addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:
The optimism that “we come to remember the higher-minded traditions of moral and social idealism that have inspired this country towards social progress in the past, such that we might rally towards some of these ways of engaging in politics and relating to one another in our own current time”The lessons that can be taken from the nonviolence tradition taught by Martin Luther King, Jr.The importance of seeking mutual understanding and goodwill, to leverage these into collaboration and shared work to improve our local communities and governmentThe fostering of empathy and respectful recognition of others’ experiences towards “laying the foundation for more durable social progress”The many organizations such as Braver Angels that are incubating social innovation and stimulating changeResources
Braver Angels braverangels.orgConnect with John Wood Jr
Website: braverangels.org
Facebook: facebook.com/TranscendingPolitics
Twitter: twitter.com/JohnRWoodJr

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John Wood, Jr. is a national leader for Braver Angels, a former nominee for Congress, former Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, musical artist, and a noted writer and speaker on issues of political and racial reconciliation.

He addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:
The optimism that “we come to remember the higher-minded traditions of moral and social idealism that have inspired this country towards social progress in the past, such that we might rally towards some of these ways of engaging in politics and relating to one another in our own current time”The lessons that can be taken from the nonviolence tradition taught by Martin Luther King, Jr.The importance of seeking mutual understanding and goodwill, to leverage these into collaboration and shared work to improve our local communities and governmentThe fostering of empathy and respectful recognition of others’ experiences towards “laying the foundation for more durable social progress”The many organizations such as Braver Angels that are incubating social innovation and stimulating changeResources
Braver Angels braverangels.orgConnect with John Wood Jr
Website: braverangels.org
Facebook: facebook.com/TranscendingPolitics
Twitter: twitter.com/JohnRWoodJr

Follow WCPGR on Social Media
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhatCouldPossiblyGoRightPodcast
​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience
​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilience
Learn more: https://bit.ly/wcpgr-res
Support the showComplete Show Notes

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