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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.
As residents plan Transition Albany, they're turning to Joanna Macy for guidance in building resilient communities.
Instead of preparing students for outdated jobs, how can we teach them to build a better world?
Our task is not to exclude others nor to deny our differences, but to find the core teachings that unite us.
To show how ludicrous an idea is, sometimes you have to take it seriously.
There's a growing movement to cancel Haiti's foreign debt as a way to return to the Haitian people the authority to rebuild their lives and their country.
Three friends from different faiths offer guidance for forming intentions that focus not on what we do or don't have, but on who we are.
The best options for helping the Haitian people recover from the devastating January 12 earthquake.
Meet Catherine Sutton, the initiator of Transition Albany—the effort of a 1.7-square-mile California town (population 16,500+) to transform itself into a self-reliant and resilient community.
With climate disruption, war, and a faltering economy, the '00s were tough. Still, seeds were sewn for a more green and egalitarian 2010s. And peoples movements offer the power to make real change happen.
Corporations get still more powerful. A middle-class living slips away from millions. Climate change becomes deadly. War, and more war. Looking back on the '00s (uh ohs) and the nine trends that changed our world.
Leading climate justice groups are signaling that the extraordinary global climate movement that came together in Copenhangen is just the beginning.
Though some are defending the agreement as a first step, climate activists and residents of the Global South say that the precedent set by the agreement is a dangerous one.
Jamie Henn: Though many of the people that I have been talking to here in Copenhagen remain doggedly hopeful, their hope has little to do with our supposed “leaders." It has to do with all of you.
The arrival of world leaders, including President Obama, is shaking up the U.N. climate negotiations in Copenhagen.
The president's December 18 speech to the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins discusses the conflicting emotions that Copenhagen causes.
Bill McKibben: A day of fasting isn't the only reason why activists in Copenhagen are hungry today.