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The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.

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.
Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
No-bid contracts. “Opportunity” zones. Massive federal spending. Big decisions are being made about the Gulf region, but what do residents and evacuees want? YES! editor Sarah van Gelder interviews Russell Henderson, a resident of New Orleans and a convener of the Rebuild Louisiana Coalition.
Finding Safe Harbor Finding Safe Harbor
by Debra McKinney
Safe Harbor is a nonprofit hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, a kind of sanctuary where people coming out of shelters or off the streets can stay while they work some things out.
Out of Time Out of Time
by Jonathan Rowe
The desperate quest to cram more into time has caused it to diminish. Could the cure for time scarcity be a vision of the Eternal?
Altar Your Abode
by Lori Hall Steele
Sacred spaces are being created in homes from coast to coast, with closets, corners, and bedrooms converted to places that serve as soul-quieting antidotes to modern stress.
I Stand With You Against the Disorder I Stand With You Against the Disorder
by Jeanette Armstrong
An indigenous woman invites us to learn how America’s rootless culture looks to a people who are “dream and land together”
Make a Living-With Dignity
by Michael Ramos
The religious community, labor unions, and community groups have come together to sponsor 122 living wage ordinances in towns large and small throughout the United States.
Sunscreen Safety
by Lilja Otto
Because of serious concerns about the safety of chemical sun screens, mineral filters appear to be a better choice.
A Stranger at the Door
by Anna Maria Pineda
Although Las Posadas is a beautiful ritual, the reality it addresses is a painful one: the reality of human need and exclusion.
Burning Man, the Leave-No-Trace Arts     Festival Burning Man, the Leave-No-Trace Arts Festival
by Corey Waggoner
In 2003, the Bureau of Land Management declared Burning Man the largest Leave-No-Trace event in the world.
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