This page serves as a temporary link to the website Bring Truth to Fear, which was
originally set up as a response to the 2016 election. The new version of Bring Truth to Fear
is being developed as a response to the current pandemic. It will become available in the near future.
Bring Truth to Fear grew out of the realization that the use of fear as a political tactic
along with increasing divisiveness and a lack of respect for the truth are undermining our capacity to work together to solve
problems and maintain a stable and healthy democracy.
Truth to Fear is a grass roots effort to bring respect for truth and responsibility to our political system and find
common ground among diverse interests. Initial areas of focus are to: (1) Develop, and fine-tune, apps, training
materials and resources to help citizens and students to recognize and confront Fear-Based Thinking as well as divisive and
misleading information in politics and the media; and (2) Create tools, resources and opportunities to find Common Ground
between factions and interest groups that have been pulled apart by the political process.
Bringing Truth to Fear challenges us to change our minds - to expand our view of the world and each
other. We need to evolve from passive recipients of news and media to active searchers for truth so we can work together
to solve problems and realize our potential.
What the World Needs Now
Imagine If You Can - People's News
Vision and Process
Project Summary - Graphic (Updated 10-17-17)
Bobby Ghosh, Editor-in-Chief of the Hindustan Times, and former World Editor for Time Magazine introduces Bob at the Rotary
World Peace Conference, Ann Arbor Mi, March 2017
Excerpt from book "Fear-Based Thinking"
Excerpt from Truth and the Brain: A Practical Understanding of How It Works and What Works
Understanding Fear - Graphic
Effects of Fear on Thinking - Graphic
What Is Fear-Based Thinking
How We Get Stuck in Fear-Based Thinking - Graphic
Recognizing Fear-Based Thinking - Graphic
Responding to Fear-Based Thinking - Graphic
Introduction to Fear-Based Thinking - Video -Presentation at Center For Teaching Excellence Part 1 of 5
Understanding Fear - Video - Presentation at Center for Teaching Excellence, Lansing Community College Part 2 of 5
How We Get Stuck in Fear Based Thinking - Video - Presentation at Center for Teaching Excellence, Lansing Community College
Part 3 of 5
Fear-Based Thinking Handout -PowerPoint format
Restoring Respect for Truth
Excerpt from book "What is True?"
Resources on Media Literacy, Asking Questions And How the Brain Works
Fact Checking Sites to Explore
Media Literacy: Helping Students
Discover What is True - presentation at Center for Teaching Excellece, Lansing Community College, Nov. 7, 2017
Part 1 Video - Introduction and Overview
PowerPoint Slides for Media Literacy- Helping Students Discover What is True
How Facebook Feeds Bias and Fake News
Truth: How It Works
Truth: What Goes Wrong
Truth: What Works
Reaching Out to the Other Side
Chapter Headings for Book Reaching Out to the Other Side: Learning to Work Together
Excerpt from book: Reaching Out to the Other Side
process to support and facilitate respectful and meaningful exploration of issues by groups of people with different perspectives
Understand Together - How It Will Work
Understand Together - Process of Development
Ground Rules and First Steps
Imagine if you can...
We CAN Work Together
Looking for Co-Authors
Apps in Development
Want to Join Us?
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in becoming involved in this project, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to videos mentioned in "Bringing Truth to Fear" article (The first 3 videos cover techniques described during the talk)
Our democracy may not survive if we remain passive recipients of news and unquestioning
followers of those who seek to lead us. It is becoming the duty of each citizen to discern what is true and meaningful
in order to understand and address the issues and problems we face and to recognize opportunities that help us work together
toward lasting improvement.
Video of talk "Bring Truth to Fear" at Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth 1-29-17