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Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

The Page That Counts The Page That Counts
by Valerie Doyle, Lilja Otto
Percentage of Internet users who say being online has helped their ability to meet new people: . . .
Bolivia Elects Latin America's First Indigenous President Bolivia Elects Latin America's First Indigenous President
by Juliette Beck
American global justice activist Juliette Beck was in Cochabamba for this week's historic election, and she sends this report on an event the new president-elect has dubbed “a victory for the global community."
All Saints Versus the IRS
by Fran Korten
The IRS is investigating the non-profit status of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, because in October 2004, shortly before the elections, a guest pastor preached a sermon that suggested Jesus would not favor the war in Iraq. We need a public outcry that shows Americans of many political and spiritual persuasions will not allow our right of dissent to be undermined.
Imperial Politics, Christianity and the True Jesus: Reflections on the 2004 Election
by David C. Korten
The challenge before us is to displace the politics of Empire with the politics of Earth Community based on inclusion, possibility, and partnership — an authentic values-based, problem-solving politics of mature adulthood consistent with the moral teachings of Jesus.
New Orleans Forgotten New Orleans Forgotten
by Barbara Sehr
Months after Katrina, the displaced citizens of New Orleans march on City Hall and make demands on local, state, and federal governments.
Bioremediation in New Orleans Bioremediation in New Orleans
by Starhawk
Starhawk's second trip to New Orleans included the cleansing of contaminated soil using natural methods, as well as other relief efforts.
Resources for a Spiritual Uprising
Resource guide for spiritual activism and progressive spiritual topics
Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley
by Dee Axelrod
For the Reverend Lee T. Wesley, whose Baton Rouge congregation helped shelter 500 displaced New Orleans residents, the flood washed up more than the detritus of a city. The receding waters revealed hard truths about poverty and racism. YES! senior editor Dee Axelrod spoke with him by phone at his Community Bible Baptist Church.
Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
No-bid contracts. “Opportunity” zones. Massive federal spending. Big decisions are being made about the Gulf region, but what do residents and evacuees want? YES! editor Sarah van Gelder interviews Russell Henderson, a resident of New Orleans and a convener of the Rebuild Louisiana Coalition.
Letter from the Editor
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
Resurrect New Orleans: a better city is possible Resurrect New Orleans: a better city is possible
by Van Jones
In post-Katrina New Orleans, will casinos, big business, and tourism displace people and the culture of the Big Easy? How will the city protect itself from future storms and rising seas? New Orleans could be rebuilt to serve its residents, poor and rich, and prosper in harmony with its watery ecosystem.
Finding Safe Harbor Finding Safe Harbor
by Debra McKinney
Safe Harbor is a nonprofit hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, a kind of sanctuary where people coming out of shelters or off the streets can stay while they work some things out.
Discussion Guide for Spiritual Uprising
Explore questions: Has religion lost its edge? Are churches now centers at best of apathy, at worst of right-wing reaction? Is organized religion now so sectarian that work across denominations is impossible? and more.
Out of Time Out of Time
by Jonathan Rowe
The desperate quest to cram more into time has caused it to diminish. Could the cure for time scarcity be a vision of the Eternal?
Altar Your Abode
by Lori Hall Steele
Sacred spaces are being created in homes from coast to coast, with closets, corners, and bedrooms converted to places that serve as soul-quieting antidotes to modern stress.
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