Sarah van Gelder’s Blog

YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder writes about prospects for peace, health care breakthroughs, happiness, the next economy, and other topics.

Our Families Can’t Afford to Stay Home on Election Day

Sarah van Gelder at Oct 27, 2010 11:30 AM |

Sure, lots of us are frustrated by the economy, the war, and lack of progress in Washington, D.C. But there’s too much at stake to stay home on election day.

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No One Is Illegal: Why We’re Signing the I-Word Pledge

Sarah van Gelder at Sep 30, 2010 12:15 PM |

YES! Magazine is taking the pledge: We will not refer to people as “illegals.”

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Pioneers of the New Normal

Sarah van Gelder at Sep 14, 2010 04:20 PM |

We’re facing a very different world than the one we knew. Here’s what people are doing to prepare …

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Quotes from the Quran and from Rumi

Sarah Van Gelder at Sep 09, 2010 09:45 PM |

Interested in what Muslim sacred texts actually say? Here's a short selection of quotes recommend by Jamal Rahman.

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Eight Ways to Confront Extremism on 9/11

Sarah van Gelder at Sep 09, 2010 09:45 PM |

How to further tolerance and healing on this September 11th, an especially important time to speak up.

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Five Ways You Can Help Pakistan (and the Rest of Us)

Sarah van Gelder at Sep 01, 2010 12:45 PM |

The Pakistani people need our help. Here’s what we can do today, and how to reduce the number of future disasters.

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US Social Forum Kicks Off

Sarah van Gelder at Jun 22, 2010 09:05 PM |

The US Social Forum begins with arrivals of caravans and a poor people's march, and an opening "We have a dream" protest march and rally.

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Solstice in a Finnish Village

Sarah van Gelder at Jun 21, 2010 09:05 PM |

Bonfires, birch branches, and saunas. And a chance to discover who will be your true love.

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Detroit’s Renewal: Can It Inspire the Social Forum?

Sarah van Gelder at Jun 21, 2010 02:45 PM |

Detroit is known for its decay, violence, and gas-guzzling cars. With thousands of activists coming to town, will it also become known as a source of hope?

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What Are People Doing About the Gulf Disaster?

Sarah van Gelder at Jun 08, 2010 07:45 AM |

In the last week, anger at the BP oil disaster has turned into action.

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