YES! Magazine Blogs
Powerful ideas, practical actions from the YES! community.
When the internet connects gardeners with available land, surprising things can happen.
Ethical behavior and loving generosity are at the core of faith—so why is the world hurting? Rabbi Ted Falcon on why paying attention to our interconnection is the first step toward healing.
When I ask New Zealanders if they would rather have a system like that in the United States, the response is a unanimous and unequivocal “No!”
More and more people are recalculating the true price of coal and deciding it’s simply too high to pay.
Car-free living not only cuts back on your greenhouse gas emissions. It also builds local community, brings families closer together, and helps support local economies.
Cuban doctors and artists–on the ground in Haiti even before the earthquake–are helping survivors heal.
Can Cochabamba pick up where Copenhagen failed?
How getting to know your inner self can help foster peace, understanding, and happiness.
Race-baiting at recent tea party rallies is the most recent sign that we have a long way to go to move beyond racism in the United States. But there are exciting signs that a move to a post-racial society is possible and may even be underway.
In Haiti, sharing communities are proving more shock-proof in the wake of disaster than market-based economies.
The journey through Holy Week is a journey “out of Egypt,” because it frees us from the practices and stereotypes that keep us from moving toward a more positive future.
Rather than building a safer ship, the bill packs even more passengers onto the Titanic.
We asked Haitians in civil society organizations, on the streets, in buses, “What do you want from the U.S.? What help can Americans give Haiti?” Here are some of their answers.
New Zealand prioritizes primary care, cutting down on the excess expenditures, discontinuity, and lack of access that too often characterize health care in the U.S.
Churches are rediscovering their role as community centers, helping to relocalize and revitalize struggling communities.
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?