Common Ground is finding similarities in interests with others.
“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”
—Maya Angelou Poet, Dancer, Producer, Playwright, Director, Author
“It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.”
—Pierre Bayle Philosopher
“What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.”
—Hillary Clinton Politician
“What life have you if you have not life together? There is no life that is not in community.”
—T.S. Eliot Poet, Critic
“In republics, the great danger is that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.”
—James Madison 4th U.S. President
Stories About Common Ground
A Cheerful Giver
Submitted by Anonymous
My daughter Hanna was born with Down syndrome. Each day I am lucky enough to learn something new about myself and the true...
Hammer And Nail
Submitted by melissa lauer
When our son was in junior high school, he was being bullied by one particular classmate. One day the boy actually pushed my...
Look The Same On The Inside
Submitted by Rita Bendlin
I have had the opportunity to travel to many places around the world, meeting with millions of people-- either in person,...
Everyday Hero Stories
Mark is one of the most incredible men I have ever known. He came to me when the rest of the world seemed to abandon me. He...
One Christmas Eve my husband was on his way home from work. He drove down the street and made the turn to go home. On the...
Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Creator of Nonviolent Communication
Marshall Rosenberg born in 1934 is an American psychologist...
Pass It OnPass It On®
Character and charity pay off for everyone.
Larry Fugate, White Hall, Ark.
Um verdadeiro amigo está perto nos bons e maus momentos, que eu seja e tenha amigos. A true friend is close in good and bad times, and I have to be friends.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
Being on common ground helps us to move forward in power.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
common ground: addictions, homelessness and helping others to recovery...i can relate to all of these...i am blessed
penny, south dakota
I have a similar story: From small town, to college degrees, addiction, top level executive, to homeless, to ministry and now leading others to recovery.