Six prominent philanthropy leaders across the ideological spectrum call on foundation partners to engage across lines of difference, avoid destructive disagreements, and practice pluralism in their philanthropic approach.

Through a collection of essays, poetry, videos, visual arts, audio, dance, and more, CoGenerate and On Being invite participants to reflect on how we can draw on co-generational wisdom and advance social healing in our communities.

Whose job is it to provide readers with hope? In her opinion piece, Amanda Ripley shares a definition of hope (“more like a muscle than an emotion”) and why hope is important for news reporting.

The Greater Good Science Center offers a starting point to help your kid connect with another child they may not know and deepen an existing friendship.

Building a culture of belonging may feel like a nice-to-have for some, but this line of thinking can contribute to the crisis of connection that ails our culture and country today. In his essay, CEO of The Conrad Prebys Foundation Grant Oliphant wrote, “A culture of belonging dignifies everyone in it through the immense power of connection. It invests in institutions, policies, and actions that build connectivity and strengthen the circle.”

In this Hidden Brain episode, psychologist Jer Clifton discusses how our core beliefs shape our perception of the world and how we can use this knowledge to live happier and connect with people whose viewpoints differ from our own.

Peter Coleman of Columbia University and Pearce Godwin of Listen First Project share the lessons they have gained from practicing constructive disagreement and dissent and finding the courage and care needed to complicate in-group’s thinking.

There is compelling evidence that early relational health has positive effects on a child’s development, long-term health, and well-being. Yet the implementation research is not well developed. Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Reach Out and Read are partnering to bridge this gap.