How do we find hope when times are bleak?
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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.
Understanding our own limitations, and turning to hope, can help us deal with hardship.
Hope and religion can be important coping resources for people during strict lockdowns - but also a source of struggle.
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Hope may be a better option.
Traditional dancers celebrate Hari Raya, the end of Ramadan.
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Hope – tied to action – can be a powerful catalyst for success.
Hope can energise, motivate and help us see through to a time when things will be better. To pull together in a crisis, we should put hope to work.
“Science” makes people think optimistically about the future.
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When you ask Americans what the word 'science' brings to mind, a majority respond 'hope.' Using this built-in brand can help communicate important science messages.
With so many parts of our lives turned upside down during COVID-19, hope may be in short supply. But there are things we can do to stay hopeful – and it's important we do.
Students in an after-school drama club in Athens rehearse their performance about the refugee crisis, March 2017.
Despite hardships, youth are rallying to build a new vision for the planet. The rest of us should join them.
A 14th-century Last Judgment relief from a facade of Orvieto cathedral in Umbria. Italy.
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Some people are comparing current times with the apocalypse. In ancient texts, apocalyptic messages cultivated endurance and encouragement through dire circumstances.
Hope springs eternal – if you nurture it.
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Hope can be acquired. How? Here are some suggestions from an expert.
Civil rights leader Wyatt Tee Walker addresses a crowd at St. Phillips AME Church in Atlanta.
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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.
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The more humans seek happiness, the more it can elude them. In exploring this conundrum, a Nigerian novelist spoke with everyday people in his country, finding the coexistence of hope and deprivation.
Educators can use story-telling to make students more politically aware.
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.
The story of this video game speaks to what seems a powerful political moment, of an American nation literally at war with itself.
Funeral of Namibian liberation struggle hero Herman Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo at Heroes’ Acre in Windhoek.
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.
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.
Impossible dreams: a Syriza rally in Athens.
After years of austerity, European citizens are organising resistance and voting against the politics of fear. Will they learn from Latin America's painful experience?
The England football team goes to the World Cup with the hopes of a nation packed in the undercarriage of their plane. At the last World Cup, hopes were high as a “golden generation” of players at the…
There is new hope in the fight against breast cancer. Scientists have found that silencing the BCL-2 gene in oestrogen receptor…