We live in troubled times. The crises keep compounding. The road looks rough ahead. We have worked for many years to understand what is called the global polycrisis. This time calls for resilience.
Resilience means the ability to recover from hard experiences. It’s the ability to respond in ways that make us stronger.
Physical resilience is one thing. Emotional, mental and spiritual resilience is another. We need all four.
Hard times call for wisdom, compassion and courage. The resilience that interests us evokes the best in us. We need each other. We won’t do well without community.

Resilience Articles

May 10 2021

The Rainbow Sign: Resistance, Resilience & Restoration in the Global Polycrisis

We founded Commonweal 44 years ago. Our vision was to support healing ourselves and healing the earth. We have worked toward that end ever since. Healing differs from...
Mar 03 2020

Resilience: Living Beyond Fear with the Coronavirus

Dear Friends, The first thing to overcome with the coronavirus is fear. The virus is certainly dangerous. The likelihood is we will need to learn to live with it. A...
Feb 05 2019

Commonweal’s Resilience Project

Dear TNS Friends: The chatter of politicians and commentators continues about all manner of things. But nature bats last. The "Polar Vortex" descends on the Midwest....

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