Culturally, move from divisiveness, consumerism and extraction
Culturally, we can seek to educate against divisive xenophobic nationalism that turns citizens against each other, and shift away from our addiction to mass consumerism premised on endless extraction. That means developing new programs and platforms to cultivate generative dialogue and open inquiry between groups that otherwise within the normal framework would barely, if ever, come into contact.We seek to cultivate generative dialogue between liberals and conservatives, left and right, big business and grassroots communities, white majorities and ethnic minorities, Muslims and non-Muslims, faith and non-faith groups. The direction of the dialogue should foster the ability to sit respectfully even with fundamental difference and disagreement, while exploring the possibility for shared values that can support new frameworks to co-design inclusive solutions.