Activities of the Center for a Shared Society are a concrete response to the urgent challenge of constructing a socially cohesive society in Israel. Ever-deepening social divides and increased alienation among diverse sub-sections of Israeli society threaten to unravel the democratic fabric on which its future stability and legitimacy depends. As such, the organization's mission is based on the understanding that building and maintaining a shared society characterized by mutual responsibility, full participation and equal opportunity among all citizens is essential to peaceful, democratic and prosperous development. With the belief that change on a societal scale begins with the socio-political unit closest to the people, the organization carries out its activities on the community level, aiming to build shared communities. The Center carries out its activities in five program areas, utilizing a variety of tools to address key aspects of shared society building designed to reach wide audiences.