Moment’s Big Question project, established in 2010, is based on the ancient saying from Ethics of Our Fathers, Pirkei Avot: “Who is wise? One who learns from everyone.”
It is a way of moving beyond old-school debates that too often shoehorn complex questions into a simplified form, debates that push people into polarizing positions and are an ineffective way to address complicated issues.
The Big Question project instead uses a broader lens to tackle big questions that present a spectrum of nuanced voices on issues critical to public discourse—from politics to culture to religion. Its range of creative thinkers and doers create conversation that incorporate wisdom and multiple points of view.