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Social Cohesion

Universal Basic Income Will Likely Increase Social Cohesion

Scott Santens | Posted 10.22.2015 | Science
Scott Santens

In their opinion pieces for the week-long series about universal basic income published in September by the Washington Post, I was struck by how both Oren Cass and Jonathan Coppage expressed a distinct lack of knowledge of the evidence we have available to inform our opinions on giving people money without strings attached, by citing none of it.

Protecting Freedom of Expression in Newsrooms and Mosques: Unity and Dialogue

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.15.2015 | Religion
Gaia Paradiso

The Mosque of Rome is the largest Mosque of Europe and its architecture replicates and perfectly integrates itself in the heart of Italy.

Why Diversity Is Much More Than Harmony

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Lutfey Siddiqi

In talking about social diversity, it is hard to get away from its two unambitious cousins: harmony and tolerance. Both are good. But neither is good enough. What we really need is literacy in how to conduct 'constructive conflict' and a bias towards proactively seeking out diversity.

Too Good to Be True

Emre Celik | Posted 02.01.2014 | Religion
Emre Celik

Does such skepticism further ostracize the 'other' or does it give rise to greater motivation and encouragement for such communities, groups and organizations to be more proactive?

Clap Clap Boom Boom Slam

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.29.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

"Cups" is apparently akin to other rhythmic games -- "Miss Mary Mack" -- enduring products of an oral culture based on clapping and chanting. There is actually some intriguing psychological science that illuminates "Cups" and other rhythmic traditions.