‘Mutual aid’ groups are springing up all over. It’s a concept first described by Peter Kropotkin in the 19th century.
Thousands of community groups have sprung up around the world to help us stay together while we’re apart.
As people social distance, a new social life and community can be found online.
Active learning brings new knowledge to children and to their community.
Disasters and times of crisis bring out the best in most of us. Despite the media focus on initial panic at the COVID-19 pandemic, we are are starting to see a more heartening community response.
Haji-Daoud Nabi was a lifelong friend, who helped inspire my research in Afghanistan on how violent events shape people’s sense of community. I never thought my work would one day apply at home in NZ.
Despite what you might see on the news, many of Iran’s young people are far from rebellious. Instead, they have dealt with dwindling job prospects by conforming to a strict code of morality.
Australia can learn from how India used community hubs to bridge the gap between government and local communities in the challenging years of reconstruction.
We need to tackle individualism to tackle climate change.
When people are invested in one another and share a sense of place, they can respond to terrible events in admirable, courageous ways.
I saw the performance the first day the smoke was clearing. We need connection to find a way forward; I found it in the theatre.
Our public pools are cherished places: just ask 28 Australians for their recollections. But there was a time when not everyone was welcome in the pools.
Black Americans who grow up in racially segregated areas tend to have worse health, education and future economic prospects. Moving out can make a big difference.
A terrorism expert explains the legislation that led to the attacker’s release.
More attention needs to be paid to loneliness’s complex history.
These inspirational food sharing initiatives around the world demonstrate that sustainable food system can – and should – be democratic.
Young refugees are at high risk of being homeless in Australia. A five-year study has found re-establishing connections with their communities was the pathway out of homeless for most of them.
Children feel lonelier and spend less time outside than ever before. New research is showing how reconnecting children with the community can help.
From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people.
As neighbourhoods lost their milk bars, they also lost a daily point of connection for locals. But all is not lost. In some areas, the humble corner store is making a comeback.