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An upbeat staffer, Yi Arias, at a COVID-19 mass-vaccination event for health care workers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Irfan Khan/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Holding on to hope is hard, even with the pandemic’s end in sight – wisdom from poets through the ages

Hope does not ride alone. It has a companion: anxiety. A classics scholar who is a poet notes that, at what may be the end of a long and dark pandemic year, both are in evidence.
How do we find hope when times are bleak? Peter Muhly/AFP via Getty Images

5 strategies for cultivating hope this year

A year of social disconnections, deaths, job losses and political violence may lead some people to feel overwhelmed and sad. A psychologist suggests ways to find and sustain hope.
Civil rights leader Wyatt Tee Walker addresses a crowd at St. Phillips AME Church in Atlanta. Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images

How civil rights leader Wyatt Tee Walker revived hope after MLK’s death

In a sermon two weeks after MLK's funeral, civil rights leader, Wyatt Tee Walker, urged young seminarians to be hopeful and take action for making change happen. His sermon has valuable lessons today.
Educators can use story-telling to make students more politically aware. Rido/Shutterstock.com

Teaching hope during the 2020 campaign season

Election campaigns inspire hope, but they can also quickly lead to political despair. A scholar says young citizens can learn how to take positive action and stay hopeful.
Funeral of Namibian liberation struggle hero Herman Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo at Heroes’ Acre in Windhoek. GCIS

A man called Hope: the legacy of Namibia’s Andimba Toivo ya Toivo

Namibian hero and former Robben Island prisoner Toivo ya Toivo was part of a generation who contributed to the struggles against apartheid and colonialism in the region.
Accepting grief is important for moving toward hope. Shanon Wise

Why there is no healing without grief

After Donald Trump's victory, a scholar says the biblical prophets can help show us the way forward: Just as there is no peace without justice, there is no healing without grief.

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