Happiness

¡Hola! The Future Is Now
by Michelle Contreras
First grade teacher Michelle Contreras uses two-way Spanish immersion and touch therapy to connect with her students.
New Challenges for Community Clinics
by Tom David, Jane Elizabeth Stafford
Now that a version of health care reform has passed, what will happen to the institutions that have helped the poor and uninsured cope: community clinics and health centers?
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution: Teach Every Child About Food
Oliver passionately urges us to get food smart to live longer.
Big Apple Kids from 194 Countries
Danny Goldfield’s NYChildren project captures images of kids from the world's 194 countries. Catch the project's spirit–it’s more than just pictures.
Bottle Bank Arcade-What Happens When We Make Choices Fun?
Turning bottle recycling into an arcade game produces smiles and a healthier planet.
Beyond Us and Them
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Very often, what we dislike in others is something that we need to acknowledge, heal, integrate, and empower in ourselves.
Visual Learning: Happiness Is Where You Find It
by Jing Fong
With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about happiness.
Depaving Portland
The residents of Portland are literally tearing their city up. Who says cities have to be islands of concrete?
The State of the Earth, 2010
by Rebecca Solnit
We're in a very bad way. But we also know the solution would make most of us richer—even if not in the ways we are presently accustomed to counting as wealth.
Beyond Vaccines: Addressing the Social Causes of Poor Health
by Roseanne August, Beverly Bell
One health clinic in Port-Au-Prince is using art, education, and community to help its patients heal. What can international aid agencies learn from their model?
Chicago’s $1.3 Million Experiment in Democracy
by Josh Lerner, Megan Wade Antieau
For the first time in the U.S., the city's 49th Ward lets taxpayers directly decide how public money is spent.
Getting to the Heart of Interfaith
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
Learn more about the book in which we tell the story of how our interfaith work came about.
Social Action: The Church’s Ministry in the World
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
Somewhere in our history, the link between inner spirituality and its expression in the world as loving social action grew faint. To renew that connection, we can draw deeply on traditions that call attention to our Oneness.
Up By Our Bootstraps?
by Andrée Zaleska
Sharing our stories of tough times can help us discover that we're not facing them alone—and that we can support each other in building a society that works for everyone.
Midway Atoll: Message From the Gyre
Video: Chris Jordan's powerful photographs show the impact of disposable plastics on the albatross of Midway Atoll.