Promoting understanding in the hope of furthering the common good

What We Do

Conversations with Solomon: Exploring Human Motivation is a series of six 30-minute documentaries featuring Dr. Solomon and a group of experts that look at a variety of topics affecting contemporary life including Mental Health, Economic Inequality, the Environment, Bigotry, and War.


CHI recognizes diversity of rewards for effort and achievement as necessary aspects of human enterprise, but rejects economic injustice and exploitation by one group over another.

Increasing Economic Equality


CHI fosters empathetic awareness and dialogue concerning the causes of prejudice against people of color, women, and LGPTQ individuals and groups in our society.

Reducing Bigotry

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CHI works for better understanding and discussion of our cultural concerns as a way to help reduce general anxiety, depression, addiction, hate and a wide variety of social ills.

Improving Mental Health

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CHI sees a way forward by making use of the riches nature provides, but rejecting irresponsible pollution of the earth, air, and water as a means to acquire wealth.

Protecting the Environment


Promoting Peace and Security

CHI promotes a way of thinking that allows for the defense and security of people and nations, but rejects military adventurism, militarism, jingoism, and nationalism that result in wanton killing and destruction.

Who We Are

Contemporary Heroism Initiative is an undertaking to refresh outmoded social values with values focused on a new reverence for the common good. Heroism is recognition of what we as a society revere. It can be a bold act of courage that risks one’s life in the service of another person or cause. It can also be a quiet life of participation in a community of family life that contributes to the well-being of others and does no harm. 


“To live fully is to live with an awareness of the rumble of terror that underlies everything.”

― Ernest Becker

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