Do children need a pile of wrapped toys in order to know that their family and friends are delighted and honored that they share this lifetime with us? Somewhere in our consumer culture, we have confused material items with expressions of love.
Our task is to become conscious of the ways in which we believe ourselves limited by the current conditions of our lives. We are called to remember, and to open to greater purpose.
In the wake of disaster, a women's movement is working to rewrite the dynamics of power and build a more nurturing and humane Haiti.
Communities are facing their personal debt—while learning why we can no longer fund economic growth by borrowing from future prosperity.
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?
As reconstruction planning begins, Haitian grassroots groups have their own thoughts about assessing post-disaster needs.
Many displaced Haitians are turning to neighbors, family, and peasant organizations in the countryside for help.
The need to engage in interfaith dialogue has never been greater. 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.
Remembering Magalie Marcelin, a leader of Haiti's movement for women's rights, who was killed during the earthquake.
Sony Esteus says Haitian radio needs to recover from the earthquake so that alternative voices have a way to be heard.
Could international organizations offer Haitians a way to stay fed while maintaining dignity and security? Grassroots models show that the answer is yes.
Hidden fees? Fine print? International financial meltdown? It might be time to re-evaluate your relationship.
How can concerned foreigners help Haiti recover while respecting the needs and desires of those who live there?
Haiti has a long history of exploitation, but an equally long history of powerful resistance.