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 Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, have been archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts.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

Sharing Food With Family

width=Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season, with the attendant gatherings of family over food and drink. Regardless of the context, sitting down to share a meal can affirm our connections, our roots, and our traditions. Click here to partake of these beliefs about food and family.

1950s Essay: Walter H. Annenberg

width= Former communications magnate and philanthropist Walter H. Annenberg believed in the importance of the individual and the freedom needed for man to develop to his greatest potential. But he also believed that man had a social responsibility to perform service for others. Click here to read his essay.

This I Believe: Philadelphia

Click here to order our new book, This I Believe: Philadelphia, an anthology of essays from the birthplace of the original 1950s This I Believe radio series. It contains 30 essays from that series and 30 contemporary essays from Philadelphia. Get 15% off the list price if you order now!

Top 100 Essays USB Drive

This USB drive contains 100 of the top This I Believe audio broadcasts of the last ten years, plus some favorites from the 1950s series. It can be loaded to your computer, your mobile device, or plugged straight into your car. Perfect for personal or classroom use! Click here to learn more.

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