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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.

Book Review: Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
by Ronnie Dugger
Paine’s biography occupies only two-fifths of Kaye’s text; in the rest the Wisconsin professor hops, skips, and jumps through our history since Paine, citing various posthumous characterizations of him, from Teddy Roosevelt’s “filthy little atheist” to T.V. Smith’s “the harbinger in darkness of our democratic way.” Kaye does establish the important historical fact that Paine has been unfairly and often maliciously excluded from the Founding Fathers, and for consequential reasons.
Picking Up the Pieces Picking Up the Pieces
by Miriam Axel-Lute
Housing groups find extra strength to serve communities in Gulf Coast after Katrina.
Reader Response: 50 Ways to Survive and Thrive
Ideas for living better in the future, practical suggestions from our readers.
H2Opi Run Celebrates Sacred Water
by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez
Hopi Indians, long involved in water battles in the Southwest make an international run from Arizona to Mexico City to celebrate the sacredness of water.
Breakthrough Concept "Responsibility" -- Imagine That! -- Becomes Law in Maine
by Frances Moore Lappé, Kate Koester
Thanks to recent legislation, and as of 2006, manufacturers in Maine must pick up the cost of recycling TVs and computer monitors.
Los Profetas Versus el Imperio
by Richard Lang
Por milenios, algunos líderes religiosos han defendido al imperio de turno a cualquier precio. Otros, como los profetas y como Jesús, han tomado una posición a favor de los pobres.
Una Llamada de Alerta
by Jim Wallis
Cuando alguien ha robado nuestra fe en la arena pública, es tiempo de volver a recobrarla.
Un Ofrecimiento de Amor Incondicional
by Jamal Rahman
¿También puedes tratarte a tí mismo compasivamente?
Por qué EEUU Necesita una Izquierda Progresista Espiritual
by Michael Lerner
Las Políticas del Sentido de Tikkun proponen una espiritualidad universal y un conjunto de valores no atados a ninguna religión en particular pero sí fundacionales a todas las religiones
¡Cancelen la Deuda!
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Organizaciones religiosas de todo el mundo han combinado sus fuerzas en una exitosa campaña para convencer a las organizaciones financieras internacionales para cancelar la deuda externa de los países del Sur.
Guantanamo on the Mississippi
by Jordan Flaherty
Prisoners incarcerated in New Orleans institutions during Katrina suffered even more than usual.
YES! But How? :: Work With, Not Against, Nature YES! But How? :: Work With, Not Against, Nature
Practical tips on local organic food, yoga mats, gardening, and the best tampons for the environment.
Justicia Café
by Dee Axelrod
En Uganda, una comunidad de pequeños agricultores judíos han creado una nueva cooperativa de café de Comercio Justo junto a sus vecinos cristianos y musulmanes.
Impaciencia Santa
by Matthew Fox
Un tiempo en el que apenas estamos comenzando a captar la completa magnificencia del cosmos — y en el que además amenazamos a nuestro hogar planetario — es un tiempo correcto para sentir impaciencia santa.
Espíritu Naciente
by Michael Nagler
Los progresistas espirituales recién están comenzando a comprender el poder que brinda el expresar una opinión — unidos — y el mensaje que esta actitud envía a la sociedad.
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