David Brooks on Weave: The Social Fabric Project

David Brooks is a voice of sanity, of wisdom, and perhaps most importantly, a voice for the human spirit in today’s challenging times. He invites awareness that it is how we are in relationship with one another that will bring healing and understanding in our communities, our countries, and our world. He founded an organization…

In the Shelter of Each Other

An old Irish proverb says: It is in the shelter of each other that the people live. As I become increasingly concerned about things that are happening in government, policy-making, and society in my country and in the world, this proverb is helping me clarify what it is that actually concerns me. There are many…

“E Pluribus Unum” – Out of Many, One

The Latin phrase E pluribus Unum, literally translated as “Out of many, one,” was the original motto of the United States, adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782. The motto refers to the emergence of a single nation out of the union of the 13 original colonies, and is emblazoned across the Great Seal…

Open Conversations About Hard Topics

Zachary R. Wood is on a mission to encourage open conversations about hard topics. Currently a political science and philosophy major at Williams College, he has served as co-president of Uncomfortable Learning – a student group that has sparked national controversy for inviting provocative speakers to the campus. Though not yet out of college, his…

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