How can relationships between law enforcement and communities begin to improve? Watch as author Dwayne Bryant offers his perspective.
Learn some great tips for how to find common ground with a friend after a fight.
Watch this short video to learn about how the Enslaved descendants of West African heritage find common ground in order to bring their culture to an entire generation of Americans.
Source: The New York Times
An increasing number of school districts are embracing the idea of explicitly teaching social skills. Why take time away from academic subjects? Because social-emotional skills help students learn better.
Source: Business Insider
If it sometimes seems like Americans will never agree with each other, think again. Here’s a look at some surprising poll results.
Source: The Guardian
The crises Australians faced in 2020 helped to unite them, prompting optimism about how the country will face future challenges.
Source: Science Daily
People with opposing political views may not find much to agree on, but it turns out that they share actual common ground in their appreciation of parkland.
Source: Psychology Today
Read this research regarding how friendship chemistry may help to explain the concepts behind “frenemies.”
Source: Pew Research Center
Some Americans disagree about whether we should take in refugees fleeing war and disaster in other countries. This is far from the first time.
World War I is remembered as the first modern war, a devastating conflict that forced people to abandon sentimentality. But early in that conflict, an amazing thing happened: soldiers on opposing sides of battlefields across Europe spontaneously set down their weapons to celebrate Christmas together.
Source: Scientific American
Stress can put people’s nerves on edge, but it can also cause them to be kinder and more compassionate toward others.
Source: Mother Nature Network
Discover a new way to walk a mile in another’s shoes with a new type of library that tells the real stories of different people.
Read this article about one group of teens bringing a national conversation to their local theatre stage.
Source: CBS News
Watch this video about how, despite having a history of racial tensions, the Boston Police Department is working closely with youths to find commonalities, easing tensions between officers and minorities, and avoiding the violence that is occurring in other U.S. cities.
Making friends with someone from a culture different from your own is a great way to expand your horizons. Read the article to learn what pitfalls to avoid.
Learn about this global organization that helps young people identify the challenges they can address in their own communities.
Source: Discover Corps
Learn about the benefits of volunteering as a family and the positive impact it has on our communities.
Source: National Geographic
Author Michael Finkel explains what drew him to the man he wrote about in his book The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit.
Former world debate champion and business strategist Julia Dhar argues that debating ideas instead of identities is the key to productive conversations.
Read how the organiation Narrative 4 pairs people around the world to hear each other’s story and then retell them.