"We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us." These were the words of Jo Cox in her maiden speech to the UK Parliament on 3 June 2015. On 16 June 2016, just over one year later, Cox was murdered on her way to a meeting in her constituency. The Alliance special feature, guest edited by King Baudouin Foundation's Stefan Schäfers, explores the complex and sensitive relationship between philanthropy and solidarity. Alliance issue: Solidarity -- more in common?; June 2017, Volume 22 , Number 2.