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The Audacity of Acting Out: What Our Kids Can Teach Us
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 10, 2012
- In a society where we are taught not to call out absurdity where we see it, how can we learn to speak up?
How I Learned to Love My Hometown
by Mindy Fullilove, Molly Rose Kaufmanposted Jul 09, 2012
- A sense of history and community tugged at the heart of Mindy Fullilove and pulled her back to the Jersey home she’d forsaken.
How the Student Loans Debate Got Religion
by Christa Hillstromposted Jul 06, 2012
- There’s a biblical precedent for forgiveness—of debt. Why churches are standing by students on one of the Bible’s most surprising social principles.
In Praise of Vacant Lots
by Jay Walljasperposted Jul 05, 2012
- Jay Walljasper on why “profitable economic function” is sometimes less valuable than empty space.
A Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam Walk Into a Book ...
by Jenn Carretoposted Jul 04, 2012
- In "Religion Gone Astray," three leaders—and friends—from different religions take on violence, exclusivity, gender inequality, and homophobia in some of their scriptures' most controversial verses. What they discovered surprised them.
Radical Religion, an American Tradition
by Rev. Wendy Bellposted Jul 02, 2012
- Book Review: “Prophetic Encounters” reminds us that we are part of a long and rich tradition that is more than simply a series of isolated movements for social change.
One More Benefit of Local Food
by Shannon Hayesposted Jun 28, 2012
- A farmer sings the praises of having non-farmers close at hand.
Foreclosure Aftermath: What We Leave Behind
by S.J. Dunningposted Jun 27, 2012
- Our homes tell the story of where we come from and who we are. What happens when we lose them?
How I Found Bliss in a Creaky Old Rental
by Corbyn Hightowerposted Jun 26, 2012
- Corbyn Hightower and her family moved from affluence to poverty—and into a "funky, junky" house that's been the happiest move of their lives.
Barrio Defense: How Arizona’s Immigrants are Standing Up to SB 1070
by B. Loeweposted Jun 21, 2012
- Beyond the Supreme Court: For immigrant communities in Arizona and beyond, the struggle against draconian laws begins at home.
How to Build a Bike Train
by Maya Jacobsposted Jun 21, 2012
- Forty years ago, almost half of American kids biked to school. A smart idea for getting kids pedaling again.
One Day On Earth
posted Jun 15, 2012
- What does a given moment look like on the other side of the globe? A new documentary captures a single day in every country on Earth.
10 Ways To Love Where You Live
by Ross Chapinposted Jun 14, 2012
- How to build community here and now—because neighborhoods are more than houses in proximity.
Homes That Survived the Crash
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jun 13, 2012
- While Wall Street players used home finance to make mega-profits for the 1 percent, local banks and community land trusts got people into decent, secure, affordable homes.
Cheaper Together: How Neighbors Invest in Community
by Miriam Axel-Lute, John Emmeus Davis, Harold Simonposted Jun 13, 2012
- Cooperative financing and community land trusts keep rents affordable and homeownership within reach.