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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.
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.
The Abrahamic faiths began when prophets called people back to the essentials: compassionate, caring community and the universal principles of love and service.