Debilyn Molineaux is a transformation partner and Director Emerita of Coffee Party USA. She works with visionaries and movements in support of a new national and global social contract focused on personal dignity and sovereignty. Here is an essay from 2017 that tells her own story of transformation and offers wisdom about how to deal with difficult relationships in healthy ways. Like many people, I grew up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic adult. I was in a constant […]
Bill Kristol did not mince his words as he went hard at his party with the intent to pull it away from Donald Trump’s grip.
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Longtime volunteer and Board Member, Jeanene Louden, says “Coffee Party saved my life.” If you feel like today’s political climate is sucking the life out of you, you will want to read her story. I’ve often said Coffee Party saved my life. In 2010, the vitriol of the day inspired me to ‘joust for justice’ on social media. Some of the rhetoric was so mean and so inaccurate I felt a need to respond. I see now I was […]
We talk a lot about civility here at Coffee Party USA. And we get a lot of push back. Coffee Party and several of our partners work hard to demonstrate and facilitate respectful engagement in this divisive political and cultural climate. We have our work cut out for us because across the spectrum, from left to right, an awful lot of people just do not want to be civil; I think too many people just want to win. We are […]
Coffee Party Director, author and activist, Egberto Willies, spends much of his time engaging people from across the political spectrum. Here is a delightful story about how acquaintances grew into real friends as they dared honest and open dialogue across their differences. My hope for a real humane egalitarian society rests with millennials and Gen Zs
I cry every time I watch the six minute opening scene from The Newsroom, an HBO series from 2012. Yes, it’s well produced, written and acted. But that’s not why I cry. I cry because the words spoken call to the longing in my heart of what I want our country to be. Of what I thought our country was as I grew up. It echoes my belief before I learned that the America referenced was a myth — that some […]
Collectively, there are thousands of organizations and funders already working to improve our country. So why does our country appear to be a mess? The weakest part of our country is our willingness to live in a narrative/news stream that confirms our own bias and demonizes others. We could make our collective work exponentially more effective by fostering strong relationships among people of different viewpoints. Our current frayed social fabric is the result of “winner take all” politics, party loyalty […]
As I watched the service for Bush 41, I remembered the seeds of discord that were sowed 1980-92, which has led to the political environment we have today. I disagreed with most of the Bush 41 policies. I was appalled by the air attacks on Iraq, at the incompletion of the battle and other civilian casualties that resulted from his policies. There were highlights and lowlights. Our national power struggle became visceral. Our belief that our voice mattered to the […]