This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.

Cashiers, Clerks, and Servers

Tis the season for dashing through the shopping mall to find the perfect gift, and every item you buy brings an interaction with a store employee. Even during the busy holiday season, the cashiers, clerks, and servers hope you’ll give some thought to who they are and what they believe. Click here to read their essays on the subject.

Community Activities

This year, students at Rowan University in New Jersey have been reading This I Believe II for their common reading program, R U Reading Together. By reading this book as a community, the university hopes to "set the foundation for a year of exploration and conversation about the human experience and why we believe what we believe." Click here to learn more about what Rowan students believe.

You can now purchase audio downloads of individual essays!

Did you know that you can download your favorite This I Believe essays as audio files? There are hundreds available for instant download, including many of the most popular essays from Edward R. Murrow's original 1950s radio series. You can find them at our This I Believe Store.

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Podcasts

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