Dear Friends,
In this new year, we are excited about several research projects that will help us better understand how spirituality contributes to human development and flourishing.
Global Flourishing Study Launches
Is religion/spirituality an indicator of human flourishing? The recently launched Global Flourishing Study will help us learn more about this important connection. Read more about this major five-year study with Baylor, Harvard, Gallup, and the Center for Open Science. 
What Makes Me? Names Nine Key Capacities for Kids to Thrive
Spiritual wellbeing is essential for healthy childhood development. What Makes Me? Core Capacities for Living and Learning charts this dimension in nine capacities we, as educators, parents, and advocates, can help nourish in young people. Download the Fetzer-funded report coordinated by UNICEF and the Learning for Well-being Foundation
Spirituality Study Prompts New Research
New research is underway using the data and findings from our Spirituality Study. Look for new insights this spring on spirituality in civic and philanthropic action, accountability in spiritual and civic life, and others. We eagerly await these studies from distinguished researchers at the University of Indiana, Hope College, Fuller Theological Seminary, and NORC at the University of Chicago.
Remembering Desmond Tutu
We join with so many in mourning the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who inspired us with his example of ubuntu, his deep faith, and abiding hope. Check out Krista Tippett's stirring remembrance and her On Being interview with Desmond Tutu, taped at the Fetzer Institute.

Flourishing: A state in which all aspects of a person’s life are good.
—Tyler J. VanderWeele, PhD, Global Flourishing Study researcher
Helping build the spiritual foundation for a loving world