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Defending the Earth, Even After Death: The Green Burial Movement Defending the Earth, Even After Death: The Green Burial Movement
by Hunter Marshall
The greenest burial places essentially transform the cemetery into a nature preserve—and a "posthumous occupation" of a $20 billion funeral industry.
A New Story for a New Economy A New Story for a New Economy
by David Korten
David Korten's new essay (available to read as a PDF) connects the work of finding a new sacred story with the effort to build a new economy.
How an American Lama Finds Joy in Turbulent Times How an American Lama Finds Joy in Turbulent Times
by Sarah van Gelder
Lama Tsomo is a Tibetan Buddhist lama, a former homesteader, and an heiress to a family fortune who lives a quiet life in the mountains of Montana. Now she is beginning to teach the practices and insights gained through years of solitary retreats and study.
After This Indian Nun Witnessed a Woman’s Murder, She Saved Thousands More from Domestic Violence After This Indian Nun Witnessed a Woman’s Murder, She Saved Thousands More from Domestic Violence
by Christa Hillstrom
As India honors the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that rocked the nation, YES! talks with Sister Lucy Kurien—whose life was changed forever when she saw a young woman set on fire.
Being Kind Being Kind
KarmaTube music video on kindness.
20 Ways to Practice Gratitude 20 Ways to Practice Gratitude
20 Ways to Practice Gratitude Poster for November Newsletter.
21-Day Gratitude Challenge: I’m Grateful I Can Honor the Child I Lost By Being More Open to Love Today 21-Day Gratitude Challenge: I’m Grateful I Can Honor the Child I Lost By Being More Open to Love Today
A moving sampling of participants’ reflections from the first two days of the Gratitude Challenge.
"A New Kind of Self-Awareness": Film Explores Implications of Seeing Earth from Space "A New Kind of Self-Awareness": Film Explores Implications of Seeing Earth from Space
by YES! online team
How has the experience of seeing our planet from outer space changed the way we think about it?
And the Next Day, I Teach And the Next Day, I Teach
What calls Aletha Fields, English teacher at Iroquois High School in Louisville, Kentucky, to continue to teach each and every day? Friends, family, mentors, students, faith, and care for one's self.
In Sikh Response to Hateful Beating, A Lesson for Us All In Sikh Response to Hateful Beating, A Lesson for Us All
by Kevin Fong
When Dr. Prabhjot Singh was attacked by a group of young men who believed he was a Muslim, he responded by advocating love and compassion.
From the Ancients to the Aughts: The Story of the Human Search for God From the Ancients to the Aughts: The Story of the Human Search for God
by Chris Francis
Nathan Schneider’s “God In Proof” explores the history of the search for existence of God, from the Greek philosophers to today’s New Atheists.
Why Do Nuns Outlive the Rest of Us? Six Tips for Healthy Aging Why Do Nuns Outlive the Rest of Us? Six Tips for Healthy Aging
by Anna I. Corwin
The good news is that you don't have to live in a convent to do the things that keep these nuns healthy and happy.
The Spiritual Side of Photographing Mandela, Tutu, and the Dalai Lama The Spiritual Side of Photographing Mandela, Tutu, and the Dalai Lama
by Valerie Schloredt
Photographer Jane Feldman on earning the trust of beloved world leaders—and capturing their laughter.
World-Healing Wisdom: Karen Armstrong’s Vision for a Compassionate Future World-Healing Wisdom: Karen Armstrong’s Vision for a Compassionate Future
by Nadia Colburn
Armstrong believes that we can find the wisdom we need by looking to the origins of today’s world religions.
Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There
by Madhu Suri Prakash
The Indian leader saw nonviolence as an active and powerful thing—not just the absence of war.
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