In medicine, it's a time-honored tactic to obtain a second opinion if the diagnosis is unclear or if the therapy isn't working. Physician Ken Fabert went to New Zealand to experience another possible way of providing health care to America's uninsured.
Somewhere in our consumer culture, we have confused material items with expressions of love.
Passover invites us to shake off the old stories of limitation, and create new ones of possibility and service.
In Haiti, International Women's Day is a reminder of what women have done and are still doing to keep hope alive.
In common security clubs around the country, participants wrestle with the questions: What does it mean to live in these “borrowed times?” How do we prepare ourselves and our communities for the economic transitions ahead?
Haiti's way forward is tied to food sovereignty and a renewed focus on local agriculture.
Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes taught her daughter that their family doesn't buy things they can make or grow at home. She then had to wonder: Does that include higher education?
Wondering if my family was a freaky aberration to the conventional American culture, I set out to find other Radical Homemakers.
Common Security Club members are reevaluating their relationships with the excess stuff in their lives.
As reconstruction planning begins, Haitian grassroots groups have their own thoughts about assessing post-disaster needs.
A broken Haiti highlights the need for locally-rooted and resilient economies everywhere.
Many displaced Haitians are turning to neighbors, family, and peasant organizations in the countryside for help.
Michael Pollan's real food message is important, but it's also a question of access.
By learning the foundations of each other's faiths, we can learn to respect and connect with one another so we may work together to build a better world.
Beverly Bell remembers Magalie Marcelin, a leader of Haiti's movement for women's rights, who was killed during the earthquake.
Sony Esteus says Haitian community radio needs to recover from the earthquake so that alternative voices have a way to be heard.
Haitian community groups are organizing to bring food to the hungry in ways that don't reinforce dependence.
How can we support each other through hard times? An update from Common Security Clubs in Portland, Boston, and Fort Lauderdale.
Hidden fees? Fine print? International financial meltdown? It might be time to re-evaluate your relationship.