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New Orleans to Ottawa: After the Storm, the Brainstorming Begins New Orleans to Ottawa: After the Storm, the Brainstorming Begins
by Francesca Lyman
Creative and effective responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita came not from where most had expected—the U.S. government—but from the grassroots.
New York City: All Together Now Keeps Urban Residents Ready for Anything New York City: All Together Now Keeps Urban Residents Ready for Anything
by Courtney Thompson
According to the New York City project All Together Now, the program set out to create disaster--resilient communities in New York City’s five boroughs by having participants meet regularly with neighbors to go over these precautionary methods and, along the way, get to know each other and each other’s needs—so that if and when disaster strikes, neighbors can rely on neighbors.
Spirituality and Movement Building Spirituality and Movement Building
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Lee Boggs believes it is that time in history again when we need to recognize our own sacredness and that in others.
Book Review: Every Day is a Good Day by Wilma     Mankiller Book Review: Every Day is a Good Day by Wilma Mankiller
by Lilja Otto
Provides insights into the lives and ideas of indigenous women and invites readers to re-examine their own cultural and spiritual backgrounds.
Reader Response: 50 Ways to Survive and Thrive
Ideas for living better in the future, practical suggestions from our readers.
Acupuncturists help ease post-Katrina     stress Acupuncturists help ease post-Katrina stress
by Richard Muhammad
Acupuncturists Without Border help relieve the pain of those left in post-Katrina New Orleans and those who have come to help.
Nothing Stops Mardi Gras Nothing Stops Mardi Gras
by Jordan Flaherty
Just six months after Hurricane Katrina, the annual Mardi Gras reigns supreme while many displaced residents still have nothing to celebrate
Bhutan's Secret for Happiness
by Pamela Chang
Gross National Happiness is the country's priority.
Cohousing Comes of Age
by Neshama Abraham Paiss
Trends from the growing cohousing movement: commitment to environmental stewardship, continued social/political action, and growth of elder cohousing.
The Good Life: Consumerism is so '90s
by Holly Dressel
In growing numbers, Americans are rediscovering that the real meaning of the good life doesn't come from things they can buy but from things they can feel.
Art: For the Common Delight Art: For the Common Delight
by Dee Axelrod
Art today gives voice to the silenced, illuminates complex political issues, and brings joy to the public square.
'Veggie Bus' Delivers Sisterly Love and     Goodwill 'Veggie Bus' Delivers Sisterly Love and Goodwill
by Barbara Sehr
Residents of Port Townsend reach across the miles to help Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, another waterfront artist colony battered by Hurricane Katrina.
Imperial Politics, Christianity and the True Jesus: Reflections on the 2004 Election
by David C. Korten
The challenge before us is to displace the politics of Empire with the politics of Earth Community based on inclusion, possibility, and partnership — an authentic values-based, problem-solving politics of mature adulthood consistent with the moral teachings of Jesus.
Resources for a Spiritual Uprising
Resource guide for spiritual activism and progressive spiritual topics
Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley
by Dee Axelrod
For the Reverend Lee T. Wesley, whose Baton Rouge congregation helped shelter 500 displaced New Orleans residents, the flood washed up more than the detritus of a city. The receding waters revealed hard truths about poverty and racism. YES! senior editor Dee Axelrod spoke with him by phone at his Community Bible Baptist Church.
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