brotherhood & friendship


November 13, 2022

The Power of Hello

When he was a child, Howard White’s mother taught him the importance of greeting people. Now an executive at Nike, White believes everyone he meets deserves to have their presence and their humanity acknowledged. For him that begins with “hello.”
May 25, 2020

Remembering All The Boys

Elvia Bautista was devastated when her brother was killed in a gang shooting. Now, she believes in remembering all the victims of gang violence even when doing so may endanger her own safety.
September 18, 2018

The Importance of Neighbors

Curt Columbus feels that our increasing reliance on technology is making us more isolated and less interactive with each other. By regularly visiting with neighbors, Columbus believes these small conversations and connections are the key to a vibrant democratic society.
August 26, 2018

The Virtues of the Quiet Hero

As a Naval aviator, Congressman, and parent, John McCain was guided by a belief in honor, faith, and service. They are values he tried to model for his children and future generations of Americans. He died on August 25, 2018.
March 19, 2018

A Morning Prayer In A Little Church

From 1952, Oscar-winning actress Helen Hayes explains that in spite of her theatrical success, it took the death of her daughter to teach her the interdependence of humanity and the need for more compassion.
January 16, 2018

Sally’s Monday

When a friend was diagnosed with lung cancer, Patricia James didn't quite know what to do or say at first. But then she realized exactly what she needed to do: just show up.
June 19, 2017

Leaving Identity Issues to Other Folks

For years, Phyllis Allen found her belief in the social movement of the times: from civil rights to Black Power. Now in her 50s, she is finally able to believe in the woman she is.
October 2, 2015

To Recognize Our Humanity

Writer Peg Fagan believes in the importance of reaching out to the people in our communities who may feel forgotten and invisible, especially as they grow older.
August 17, 2015

The Power of Holding On

Cameron Bove doesn't take the giving or receiving of a hug lightly. That small gesture of putting her arms around someone else conveys love, acceptance, and sometimes even forgiveness. Ms. Bove believes that a hug can change the world.