It is important to keep up with the news, especially in this hyper-fast moving climate. One of the documents I have held onto for some time is this one that rates news sources based on our belief systems. Left/right/in-between. http://imgur.com/gallery/iPLkz. I don't know the source of the info. While it is obviously from a liberal leaning source, the graphic does at least suggest some ways to think about the news you are consuming. I continue to find it a helpful reminder that there are many points of view.
Living Room Conversations. A local church is holding a race conversation based on the Living Room Conversation model. If I go, I will report on the experience.
I also came across Kinda Kind today, through the Chicago Civility Project participant.
And then, last week sometime, I heard about Stand Up Republic, started by a couple of conservative commentators. Like the Civility Project, it is brand new. Their mission: "Evan McMullin and Mindy Finn founded Stand Up Republic to help Americans stand up in defense of the fundamental principles that have made this country the true home of liberty and a source of hope for many around the world. Stand Up Republic will build and organize a grassroots movement in defense of liberty, equality, and truth in America. Our priorities will be to uphold the Constitution and defend the democratic norms and institutions upon which the protection of our basic rights depend." They do not yet have any stated action plans, but you might like to keep an eye on them.