The Conviction Project consists of a series of informal discussions and conversations on video with people in the public eye and from different walks of life, including non-profits, academia, business, entertainment and more. They have demonstrated the ability to communicate their personal convictions while doing so in an inclusive, understanding, respectful, and humble manner.
From a research perspective, personal conviction, as a moral, cultural, and emotional concept, has largely escaped scrutiny, with only a few studies investigating what is defined as “an unshakeable belief in something, without seeking evidence”; or, as the Oxford English Dictionary has it, “a firm and settled persuasion.” Beliefs are based on certain sets of values, but what about the much stronger term “conviction”? Where do our convictions come from? Why do they compel us to certain actions? Are they generated or maintained by certain affects? How do we communicate them to those around us? And can we listen when conviction clashes with conviction? Learn more about the project at convictionproject.com.