Our cities, towns, schools, workplaces and homes have a dirty secret: hatred. It used to lurk in the shadows, scurrying about in fear of being found out. But, in the past few years, it has become emboldened - taking adventurous steps out into the light. Spurred on by the hateful speech of people in power, it appears to be growing louder. Its bad behaviours are being encouraged. Sometimes, it still puts on a costume to suit the situation. Racism. Sexism. Bigotry. Homophobia. In the end, it’s all the same thing: hatred. And here’s the thing, despite the masks of courage and anger it wears, it’s a coward. It knows it can’t exist if it’s not passed on; if others don’t teach it and share its ways.Learn How HeartBeatsHate
We’re done with complacency. The time to act is now. From racial slurs to hate crimes, and microaggressions to outright bullying, we’ve had enough. Today is the day we call the hater’s bluff by standing up, speaking out and pushing back against hatred and bullying in all their forms. There’s no more time to wait. The time to act is now.Join Us
We know we can’t wait for others to do this work. It’s up to us to be allies. Together we will confidently and peacefully, look hatred in the eye and shut it down. For good. Because together, we’re stronger than hate.Help Make It Happen
We believe hate is a choice. To radically oppose hate we choose heart. Our aim is to encourage, engage and equip others to choose heart too. Our membership is open to all. We have no organized religious affiliation and are non-political.
We’re a collection of individuals who believe that together we can triumph over hate in all its forms to make our homes, schools, communities, and the world better.
Changemakers. Students. Teachers. Parents. Sisters and brothers. Visionaries. Activists. Community builders. We are a diverse group of individuals from all parts of the world working together to stand up, speak out and push back against hate.
We would be even stronger if we had you on board. We have no weird initiation rites and membership is free. What does it take? All you have to do is choose heart. Join us.
Wondering where and how to start? The best place is with you. Think of small acts of kindness and acceptance you can do each and every day. And then do them. These actions tell the world that you choose heart.
If you’re still looking for ideas or something bigger, check out our Learn Page, where we’ve got lessons for a variety of age groups.
Don't jump on the negative comment bandwagon. Be part of the solution by speaking and spreading more heart and kindness.
Get to know someone new. If you see someone sitting by themselves at lunch, ask to join them. Showing kindness doesn't have to be a big gesture.
Stay informed and up-to-date with what's happening in the world, and engage with it. Ask others how you can be an ally.
Say something nice to someone every day. We all need a little love.
Ask other groups what you can do to help them, don't swoop in with all the answers. Listening is the first step in being a good ally.
If you hear a racist, sexist, or homophobic comment, tell the person that's not appropriate. Choose your side, and stand it.
Wondering where and how to start? The best place is with you. Think of small acts of kindness and acceptance you can do each and every day. These steps tell the world that you choose heart.