Author and educator Irshad Manji introduces a 5-step method for improving communication and avoiding contentious debate. Each step works to decrease defensive reactions in conversation in order to make it easier to listen, understand, and work together toward solutions. In order for the steps to work, practitioners must first decide if they really want a healthy outcome, or if they just want to win.

On October 12-14, attend an action forum, hosted by the Harvard Human Flourishing Program, The Foundation for Social Connection, and Healthy Places by Design, for leaders working to address social isolation, loneliness, and connection.

Are you tired of reading about the latest debates and brawls? In this essay, journalist Amanda Ripley highlights “conflict hacks” that prove good things are still possible and happening in the world. From positive gossipers to an island of understanding, these examples will add a bright spot to your day.

Studies show that gratitude has a huge positive effect on mental and physical health. Explore the science of gratitude and learn practical tips to improve your daily life by taking a few minutes each day to be truly thankful.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, volunteering was common, and community service brought people from different backgrounds and experiences together to bridge divides. How might we use national service to address polarization and foster social cohesion today?

Rupture is a part of life, and conflict can foster growth. This resource from The Dinner Party, the Faith Matters Network, and Rural Assembly features real-life stories and insights on healing and trust-building and empowers individuals and communities to navigate conflict constructively.