In Barbara Kingsolver's novel Animal Dreams, the main character reads a letter from her sister: "Codi, here's what I've decided: the very least you can do is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. What I want is so simple I almost can't say it: elementary kindness. Enough to eat, enough to go around. The possibility that kids might one day grow up to be neither destroyers nor the destroyed. That's about it. Right now I'm living in that hope, running down its hallway and touching the wall on both sides."

Imagine a house of hope. What hopes would you write on the walls? Also try to compose a common credo.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat in Communities of Hope