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People We Love: Leia Lewis Henderson
by Laura Beansposted Feb 07, 2013
- Nurturing African-American culture through gardening.
Food or Ethanol? Why Farmers Shouldn’t Give in to Monocrops
by Shannon Hayesposted Jan 25, 2013
- It’s a good time to be in farming if you like to grow corn. It’s a tough time if you see yourself as a steward of the land. Shannon Hayes on why growers pressured by corn-heavy markets should hold out for crops that nourish the Earth.
Tomorrow, We March on Washington to End the Gun Violence
by Rev. Jacqui Lewisposted Jan 25, 2013
- Twenty-two times more children have been killed by guns since 1979 than military personnel in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. Rev. Jacqui Lewis on why all of us—from clergy to factory workers—must not be too sad, too busy, or too afraid to say, enough.
What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Jan 25, 2013
- Back in the ’60s, Frances Moore Lappé realized that hunger is caused by a scarcity of democracy, not food. Then, a collective of courageous women farmers showed her how to change that.
To Follow in MLK’s Footsteps, Join the Fight against Foreclosure
by Lester Spenceposted Jan 21, 2013
- How can today’s Civil Rights leaders follow in the tradition of MLK? Lester Spence argues that foreclosures are the issue and the church may just be the solution.
What Would a Down-to-Earth Economy Look Like?
by David Kortenposted Jan 17, 2013
- How did we end up with Wall Street when models for a healthy economy are all around us?
Book Review: Inside Will Allen’s Good Food Revolution
by Laura Kaliebeposted Jan 16, 2013
- Like growing vegetables from seed to harvest, overhauling the country's food system takes time.
10 Things Science Taught Us About Happiness in 2012
by Jason Marsh, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam Smithposted Jan 04, 2013
- Last year’s most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings on the science of living a meaningful life.
Four Steps to Less Wasteful Communities
by Fran Kortenposted Dec 26, 2012
- The individual actions we take to reduce waste are important. But to stem the avalanche of stuff, we also need system-wide solutions.
4 Reminders of Human Goodness After Sandy Hook
by Jeremy Adam Smithposted Dec 21, 2012
- Following the heartbreak in Newtown, many Americans find themselves wondering—are people just horrible? Jeremy Adam Smith on why compassion, forgiveness, and resilience are everywhere, even in tragedy.
No Room at the Inn? How Occupy Won Over Religion
by Nathan Schneiderposted Dec 20, 2012
- Religion is the means by which many imagine and work for a world more just than this one. Last year, Wall Street’s Trinity Church refused to shelter the movement; this year, churches and Occupiers are sharing a very different kind of Advent season.
Writing Love Letters to Hundreds of Strangers “Absolutely Healed Me”
posted Dec 18, 2012
- To cope with intense loneliness after moving to New York City, Hannah Brencher offered to write an old-fashioned love letter to any stranger who needed one. She never guessed how many people she would ultimately reach.
The Endangered Repairman
by Shannon Hayesposted Nov 23, 2012
- Getting your stuff fixed instead of throwing it away is good for the environment as well as for your bank balance. So why is this craft dying out in America?
To Change Our Direction, It’s Time to Follow Nature’s Lead
by Sarah van Gelderposted Nov 19, 2012
- It takes humility to recognize that what we’ve called progress isn’t always for the better. Sometimes nature’s original idea was a better one.
Want to Fight Climate Change? Start by Turning to Your Neighbors
by Chuck Collinsposted Nov 15, 2012
- History is full of cases where the people got active on the big problems of their day by forming affinity groups of 10 to 20 individuals. These groups provide energy, organization, and even psychological support.