This I Believe
This I Believe is an international writing project that collects recordings of 500 word essays from participants around the world discussing core values. Started in the 1950s by Edward Murrow, the program plays on NPR in the United States and Canada. Murrow explained that the program is meant “to point to the common meeting grounds of beliefs, which is the essence of brotherhood and the floor of our civilization.” The Blue Ridge Middle School Writing Project had 17 participants in our This I Believe project in 2016. Below are some of the recordings.