‘Radical Kindness’ is a project funded by Spirit of 2012 celebrating acts of radical kindness and drawing on findings from ‘Beyond Us and Them’, our nationwide research project funded by the Nuffield Foundation and in collaboration with the University of Kent exploring the impact of Covid-19 on social cohesion.
Acts of radical kindness are those actions that intentionally seek to build bridges across differences, develop shared ground, and promote social connection between different groups and communities.
At the heart of ‘Radical Kindness’ is the need for creative and inspiring reminders of the power of social connection, particularly across difference, as we begin to emerge from lockdown.
Learn more about the project through our online resources
From November 2020 to April 2021 we hosted a series of webinars at 11am every Tuesday – ‘Radical Kindness Elevenses’ where we were joined by inspirational residents, community leaders and those doing work to promote social cohesion to hear about their experiences and views of radical kindness.
These webinars are available to watch on the Stories of Radical Kindness page as well as podcasts and short video stories from those involved in the project.
Radical Kindness Week
This year we launched our first Radical Kindness Week – a week long celebration of radical kindness – which ran from Monday 17 until Friday 21 May 2021 and featured a range of free events including workshops and a webinar. To watch recordings of these events or find out more about the week then please visit the Radical Kindness Week page.
Cultivating Radical Kindness
Discover the 10 conditions that must be in place for radical kindness to thrive in our latest paper – ‘Cultivating Radical Kindness’.