Can we change the world through better conversation?
We believe we can.
We don't have many opportunities today to develop relationships with people of different backgrounds who may hold different viewpoints. When we have those opportunities, we are able to see beyond our differences to discover what we have more deeply in common. By having conversations around life's "Big Questions," we can create understanding among people on campus, in our communities, and around the world.
"Big Questions" are concerned with the topics that matter to all of us, regardless of our religious traditions, cultural heritage, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and personal or political beliefs. Together, through these conversations, we can understand each other, understand ourselves, and make the world a better place.
Ask Big Questions is an initiative of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life in partnership with the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust.
Big Questions are different than Hard Questions. Hard questions rely on expertise and lead to debates. Big Questions rely on wisdom and experience. They lead to conversations. Big Questions are questions that matter to everyone and that everyone can answer.
Each month we focus on a different Big Question.