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.

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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Six Things To Do About the BP Gulf Disaster

Six Things To Do About the BP Gulf Disaster

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jun 01, 2010 11:55 AM |
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Instead of sitting helplessly on the sidelines, here are six things every American can do.

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