To change another to better fit our own ideals is not love; it is domination. Instead, to truly love is to engage joyfully in our differences and to bring out the best in our unique potential — in personal relationships, and in community.
A poem to honor the commonalities that run deeper than our cultural divides — from the San Francisco of the Beat Generation to a modest dive on the Jersey Shore.
To live fully and well, we need diversity — in nature and in our lives together.
A sense of mindfulness can help us recalibrate our reactions to those we judge as different or dangerous.
Wendell Berry reads his poem, a celebration of human complexity, and the rich truth that emerges in moving against the grain.
Can we be more generous in understanding those who are different from us? Parker Palmer recounts lessons learned over a lifetime on our true proximity and kinship with “the other.”
Rabbi and philosopher Jonathan Sacks speaks of difference as expansive and unifying, rather than a force for division.
Civilizations elevate the best in cultures and people. A composer encourages us to rethink the phrase “clash of civilizations” and, by definition, civilization can only fuel human flourishing.
Who is “the other”? A call to cultivate deep curiosity for the lives and struggles and to move away from the “Us-versus-Them” mentality — including a reflective exercise you can perform right now, wherever you are.
Night five of our series. A poem inspired by a Harlem church experience by a secular Jew paired with a Septimus photo.
Five questions with the author of Far from the Tree on how families with extreme difference find connectedness in their “horizontal” identities.
We are reimagining identity and difference in this century. Watch this video showcasing the love between parents and children grounded in the grit of experience.