While the rock garden needs little care – no water or sunlight required here – it does a whole lot to care for us. Every time we walk by it, we have the opportunity to reminisce, taking in the full bounty of the milestones in our garden.
“Here is another way to live a life rooted in love and care” was a reoccurring thought in my head as Courtney led listeners through in-depth conversations with the wise unknowns.
International conflicts, no matter how far away, have the potential to further polarize the American public and inflame underlying threats of violence. Even though social connection and social cohesion in our country may be harder to achieve in this new context, our shared work of fostering trust among Americans and repairing the social fabric is much needed now.
The week before Passover, I learned about the passing of Margot Stern Strom. It struck me how much of Margot’s life and teachings echoed the traditions of Passover, asking us to remember our shared history, pass down the knowledge to the next generation, and learn in community so we gain compassion and empathy for all others who are persecuted.
Our narrative change strategy is born out of a deep desire to foster a culture of empathy, trust, connectedness, and collaboration for every person living in the United States: one where belonging is core to our shared values and responsibility.