A call for investment in narrative competency in divided times
by Julia Roig and Dr. Solon Simmons March 1, 2021
One thing everyone seems to agree on these days is how divided we are. Toxic polarisation has many inter-connected causes and overlapping effects on society and on our political systems throughout the world. It also takes a very personal toll on individuals. Philanthropy can make a difference in addressing toxic polarisation by investing in Narrative Competency for their staff, partners, and grantees. Not only is this competency essential from a tactical perspective to achieve lasting social change; it is also desperately needed for any kind of healing and to avoid worsening divides.