The Imagine Institute is a think tank. It's a place where YOU create the future. It's a home for ideas that have the power to change everything. Here, we encourage you to Dream Big and help you to make noble ideas practical. Our Mission is to empower everybody to change the world... one idea at a time.
What future can YOU imagine?
We must create a new story for Humanity. When you look at all the problems in the world today - endless wars, gun violence, extreme poverty, global warming - it can seem hopeless. But the truth is, you don't have to fix everything. You only have to...
Your Compassion Footprint
What is your Compassion Footprint?
Your Compassion Footprint is like a Carbon Footprint, only more positive. Kindness is magic. So your Compassion Footprint is the impact, the ripple effect your kindness, empathy, and nonviolence have upon everybody around you, and thus, the world.
Mahatma Gandhi was once asked: What is your message? He replied: "My life is my message."
Your life becomes a story. Thus, it has meaning. Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel said...
Change the Headline
At the Imagine Institute, one of the programs we're most excited about is Change the Headline. What if the news media could empower people like you - on a massive scale - to Make a Difference?
Here's how it works. Imagine that you're reading the news, maybe you're online reading USA TODAY. You see a story about a horrible earthquake in Haiti. Thousands of people are killed or injured. It's heartbreaking. Your soul cries out. You want to help... but what can you do?
At the top of the article, you see a bright blue link that says: Make a Difference. So you CLICK it...
Compassion Footprint App
We're creating a Compassion Footprint App for Apple iPhones and Android Smartphones. It's designed to exponentially multiply acts of compassion and build harmony and peace through sincere acts of service. It will make it easy to increase your own Compassion Footprint.
Our app is based upon Insight Timer, a popular meditation app. In its first 5 years, Insight Timer users meditated for a total of 700 years! Our app will measure acts of compassion, empathy, and service to others. Imagine... 700 years of kindness in the next 5 years!
7 Billion Friends
You have 7 billion friends... with 7 billion dreams. They may not be who you think. They might be Muslims. They may have dark skin, or light skin. They may speak a different language. Some may even be gay. But where it really counts, we are all the same. One people. One world.
"An enemy is simply someone whose story you have not yet heard," says Len & Libby Traubman. Their Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue is a powerful way to build peace between people who see themselves as "enemies" - a way to tell your story. It's a stunning experience that you...
Rethink Columbus Day
Question: Why do we honor a man who, if he were alive today, would almost certainly be sitting on Death Row awaiting execution?
For 81 years, Americans observed Columbus Day. Then Eric Kasum, our founder, wrote an article that exposed the bloody truth about Christopher Columbus. It was featured on Page One of The Huffington Post. It got over 85,000 Facebook "likes" in just 24 hours. Surprisingly, Seattle, Minneapolis and half a dozen other major US cities have now voted to no longer celebrate Columbus Day, sparking a firestorm of controversy. You'll be...