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 Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, have been archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts.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.

Living with Alzheimer’s

width=The emotional and physical demands of providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be exhausting. But through that crucible, people may find that a fundamental belief comes into sharp focus. Click here to read what these essayists have learned while caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.

1950s Essay: Muhammad Zafrulla Khan

As a devout Muslim, Pakistani Foreign Minister Muhammad Khan believed the object of man’s existence is to seek union with God through the cultivation of divine attributes within himself. Click here to hear him reading his essay, as was originally recorded in the early 1950s.

New Android App

In this free app for Android mobile devices, you can carry thousands of This I Believe essays in your pocket. The app includes full text for tens of thousands of essays, as well as audio for hundreds of essays that have been broadcast since 2005. Visit the Google Play app store to download today!

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