COMMON GROUND

Common Ground is finding similarities in interests with others.

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  • “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

Thankfulness

Submitted by Anonymous

As a World War II veteran, I served as a dental assistant in hospital that went to Japan a week or so after the bomb was...

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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,...

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Wisdom Is Always Yours!

Submitted by Bill Keefe

9 years ago and the day after 9/11 I began working on an idea that I now call "The Secret American Dream Project". I didn't...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Mary Ellen C

There are so many people doing wonderful things to encourage individuals to recover from or live their best life with mental...

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Mark F

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...

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Vincent J

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...

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Recent Comments

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.
Dm, 20005

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