The Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity

PACH is an emerging think and do tank, funded by the NoVo Foundation and based at New York University, that aims to bring together the science and practice that underscore our common humanity in order to create a more just and humane society.




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  • Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. - E.M. Forster

  • People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. - Nelson Mandela

  • Getting old is the second-biggest surprise of my life, but the first, by a mile, is our unceasing need for deep attachment - Roger Angell on turning 93

  • But we can do better. We can be unafraid to move not only beyond male-female dichotomies, but also beyond an insistence on any hard-and-fast fixed categories. What, after all, is there to fear? We are all human; we live and love. - Barbara J. King

  • We need to tear down these disciplinary silos and have an honest discussion about humanity. It’s the only way we’ll ever make any progress in the study of race and racism. - Dorothy Roberts