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HAPPINESS

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El Otro Lado: Immigrant Stories Become Public Art El Otro Lado: Immigrant Stories Become Public Art
by Judy Herzl, Aaron Stern
How residents of Santa Fe are breaking down barriers and growing closer as a community.
Homegrown Aid in Haiti Homegrown Aid in Haiti
by Beverly Bell
Many displaced Haitians are turning to neighbors, family, and peasant organizations in the countryside for help.
Head, Heart, and Hands: Breaking the Cycle of Religious Fear Head, Heart, and Hands: Breaking the Cycle of Religious Fear
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
By learning the foundations of each other's faiths, we can learn to respect and connect with one another so we may work together to build a better world.
Lessons from Howard Zinn Lessons from Howard Zinn
by Anthony Arnove
The late historian and activist lived a life of struggle—and enjoyed it to its fullest.
We Won't Bow Down We Won't Bow Down
by Rebecca Solnit
The tradition of Carnival teaches us that resistance to the status quo can be a pleasure and an adventure.
Help Without Humiliation Help Without Humiliation
by Beverly Bell
Haitian community groups are organizing to bring food to the hungry in ways that don't reinforce dependence.
Economic Trouble? Join the Club Economic Trouble? Join the Club
by Andrée Collier Zaleska
How can we support each other through hard times? An update from Common Security Clubs in Portland, Boston, and Fort Lauderdale.
World Economic Forum, Take Two World Economic Forum, Take Two
by Brooke Jarvis
Prankster filmmakers found a way to make business and political leaders say all the right things.
Breakthrough Communities: Lessons from Pennsauken, N.J. Breakthrough Communities: Lessons from Pennsauken, N.J.
by M. Paloma Pavel
M. Paloma Pavel, founder of Breakthrough Communities and president of Earth House Center, shares tips for intentional integration in your community.
Building Cultures of Peace Building Cultures of Peace
by Riane Eisler
To transition from a system of domination to one of partnership, we need to take a hard look at the way we think about gender.
Meeting Faith: An Inward Odyssey Meeting Faith: An Inward Odyssey
by Faith Adiele
American Girls: An excerpt from Faith Adiele's memoir.
The Hapa Project The Hapa Project
Artist Kip Fulbeck's portrait project delves into the complex relationship between race and identity for hapas, a growing population in multiracial America.
Called Back to the Essentials Called Back to the Essentials
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
The Abrahamic faiths began when prophets called people back to the essentials: compassionate, caring community and the universal principles of love and service.
Blended Nation: A Portrait of Mixed-Race America Blended Nation: A Portrait of Mixed-Race America
Photo Essay: Mike Tauber's 2009 book, Blended Nation: Portraits and Interviews of Mixed-Race America, features photographs of individuals alongside intimate interviews about their thoughts on what it means to be multiracial.
The Work that Reconnects The Work that Reconnects
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
As residents plan Transition Albany, they're turning to Joanna Macy for guidance in building resilient communities.
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