GUIDE | Great Conversations, the Virtual Way

Expert facilitators Beth Kanter and Debra Natenshon give a behind-the-scenes look at how to structure a virtual meeting so that great conversations happen, no matter where you are.

QUIZ | 36 Questions That Can Help Kids Make Friends

A question-and-answer exercise may help middle schoolers build friendships, including with kids of different ethnicities.

LISTEN | A Social Prescription: Why Human Connection Is Crucial To Our Health

In an April 2020 interview, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy explains how emotional connection is vital to human thriving.

READ | Where Loneliness Comes From

In “Seek You,” a new graphic essay, Kristen Radtke studies the long arc – and surprising causes – of American isolation.

WATCH | Everyday Heroes, John Wood Jr.

The Reunited States, a recent film about bridging the partisan divide, profiles New Pluralists Field Builder John Wood, Jr.: National Ambassador for Braver Angels and a rising figure in American politics.

RESEARCH | Trust Fuels Every Relationship

Independent Sector’s second annual survey on trust in civil society analyzes the views of 8,000 Americans on trust of nonprofit organizations and philanthropic institutions.

LISTEN | What We Inherit & What We Send Forth

Rev. Jen Bailey reflects with Krista Tippett and On Being about her forthcoming book, To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope.

READ | The Call for a Love-Centered Framework in Community-Engaged Work

Alex Foley, Cornell ’22, reflects in Cornell’s Ripple Effect blog on what he learned from the civil-rights activist, lawyer, and interfaith leader Valarie Kaur.